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The Resource Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (videorecording)

Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (videorecording)

Label
Mildred Pierce
Title
Mildred Pierce
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz
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Contributor
Actor
Art director
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
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Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford's career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations"--Container
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TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Ernest Haller ; film editor, David Weisbart ; art director, Anton Grot ; wardrobe by Milo Anderson ; music, Max Steiner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M439 2017
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PerformerNote
Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Veda Ann Borg, Jo Ann Marlowe, Butterfly McQueen
Runtime
111
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
860
Technique
live action
Label
Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by James M. Cain
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1945
  • Special features: New conversation with critics Molly Haskell and Robert Polito about Mildred Pierce; Excerpt from a 1970 episode of The David Frost Show featuring Joan Crawford; Joan Crawford: the Ultimate Movie Star, a 2002 feature-length documentary; Q&A with actress Ann Blyth from 2002, conducted by film historian Eddie Muller; Segment from a 1969 episode of The Today Show featuring Mildred Pierce novelist James M. Cain; Trailer; Essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith
Accompanying material
1 folded booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Mildred Pierce -- Disc 2. Special features
Control code
ocn967967217
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Full screen, Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9781681432656
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515192811
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2729DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)967967217
System details
DVD; region 1 NTSC; fullscreen (1.37:1 screen ratio); Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by James M. Cain
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1945
  • Special features: New conversation with critics Molly Haskell and Robert Polito about Mildred Pierce; Excerpt from a 1970 episode of The David Frost Show featuring Joan Crawford; Joan Crawford: the Ultimate Movie Star, a 2002 feature-length documentary; Q&A with actress Ann Blyth from 2002, conducted by film historian Eddie Muller; Segment from a 1969 episode of The Today Show featuring Mildred Pierce novelist James M. Cain; Trailer; Essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith
Accompanying material
1 folded booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Mildred Pierce -- Disc 2. Special features
Control code
ocn967967217
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Full screen, Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9781681432656
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515192811
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2729DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)967967217
System details
DVD; region 1 NTSC; fullscreen (1.37:1 screen ratio); Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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