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Title Mildred Pierce [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screenplay by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]


2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm).
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. stamping rda
Description digital optical stereo Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file region 1 rda
DVD video
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 860
Criterion collection ; 860.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.37:1 screen ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Veda Ann Borg, Jo Ann Marlowe, Butterfly McQueen.
Credits Director of photography, Ernest Haller ; film editor, David Weisbart ; art director, Anton Grot ; wardrobe by Milo Anderson ; music, Max Steiner.
Note Based on the novel by James M. Cain.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.
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.
Contents Disc 1. Mildred Pierce -- Disc 2. Special features.
Note 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.
Subject Mothers and daughters -- Drama.
Single mothers -- Drama.
Parent and adult child -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film noir.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Curtiz, Michael, 1888-1962, film director.
Wald, Jerry, 1911-1962, film producer.
MacDougall, Ranald, screenwriter.
Haller, Ernest, 1896-1970, director of photography.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971, composer (expression)
Weisbart, David, editor of moving image work.
Grot, Anton, 1884-1974, art director.
Anderson, Milo, costume designer.
Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977, actor.
Carson, Jack, 1910-1963, actor.
Scott, Zachary, 1914-1965, actor.
Arden, Eve, 1908-1990, actor.
Blyth, Ann, 1928- actor.
Bennett, Bruce, 1906-2007, actor.
Patrick, Lee, 1901-1982, actor.
Olsen, Moroni, 1889-1954, actor.
Borg, Veda Ann, 1919-1973, actor.
Marlowe, Jo Ann, 1935-1991, actor.
McQueen, Butterfly, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. Mildred Pierce.
First National Pictures, Inc., production company.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Mildred Pierce (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Joan Crawford (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681432656
Standard No. 715515192811
Music No. CC2729D The Criterion Collection

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