Mildred Pierce

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Joan Crawford won the Academy Award for her performance as a self-sacrificing mother in this brilliant dark film. James Agee hailed it as “a nasty, gratifying version of the James Cain novel about suburban grass-widowhood and the power of the native passion for money and all that money can buy.” Charles Higham declares that “no film has caught so completely the feel of Southern California.... The coast roads, the plush taut atmosphere of restaurants, and the endless jostling greed of the environment are conveyed with an aficionado's knowledge.”

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