This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.
A melodrama dressed up as a Noir but it works beautifully. The movie was based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Joan Crawford is great as Mildred Pierce was considered to be her comeback vehicle for WB after having been let go by MGM two years prior. She wanted this role so badly that she even screen…