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"Mildred Pierce" quotes

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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Ranald MacDougall, James M. Cain, William Faulkner
Production: N/A
Year: 1945
MetaScore: 88/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 20 Oct 1945
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 6 nominations total

40 Clips

Maybe I'd better send for a beer - Mildred Pierce 00:20
Maybe I'd better send for a beer
Having you in my family's a pretty dismal prospect - Mildred Pierce 00:20
Having you in my family's a pretty dismal prospect
I didn't mean it - Mildred Pierce 00:43
I didn't mean it
I don't like this house - Mildred Pierce 00:43
I don't like this house
Everybody thinks detectives do nothing but ask questions - Mildred Pierce 00:31
Everybody thinks detectives do nothing but ask questions
It's a good thing California winters are so short - Mildred Pierce 00:26
It's a good thing California winters are so short
She plays the piano like I shoot pool - Mildred Pierce 00:18
She plays the piano like I shoot pool
You ought to do something about your sit down - Mildred Pierce 00:24
You ought to do something about your sit down
I'm sorry I did that - Mildred Pierce 00:19
I'm sorry I did that
I'm so smart it's a disease - Mildred Pierce 00:16
I'm so smart it's a disease
It's your fault I'm the way I am - Mildred Pierce 00:10
It's your fault I'm the way I am
And just what do you do - Mildred Pierce 00:28
And just what do you do
Leave something on me - Mildred Pierce 00:19
Leave something on me
A class reunion - Mildred Pierce 00:13
A class reunion
There's something about the sound of my own voice that fascinates me - Mildred Pierce 00:25
There's something about the sound of my own voice that...
We weren't expecting you Mildred - Mildred Pierce 00:33
We weren't expecting you Mildred
Because I work for a living - Mildred Pierce 00:21
Because I work for a living
Get out before I kill you - Mildred Pierce 00:34
Get out before I kill you
If you take a swim - Mildred Pierce 00:19
If you take a swim
Not too much ice in that drink you're about to make for me - Mildred Pierce 00:19
Not too much ice in that drink you're about to make for me
You keep on refusing me - Mildred Pierce 00:30
You keep on refusing me
This is a pretty big night for you - Mildred Pierce 00:54
This is a pretty big night for you
This is just like my wedding night - Mildred Pierce 00:16
This is just like my wedding night
That's what I like about you - Mildred Pierce 00:39
That's what I like about you
I was always in the kitchen - Mildred Pierce 00:41
I was always in the kitchen
There are times when I regret being a policeman - Mildred Pierce 00:08
There are times when I regret being a policeman
My client feels - Mildred Pierce 01:22
My client feels
Laughing boy seems slightly burned at the edges - Mildred Pierce 00:46
Laughing boy seems slightly burned at the edges
You should be kept on a leash - Mildred Pierce 00:41
You should be kept on a leash
You drink too much - Mildred Pierce 00:39
You drink too much
That Ted Forrester's nice looking - Mildred Pierce 00:20
That Ted Forrester's nice looking
You've been snooping around ever since I got this job - Mildred Pierce 01:05
You've been snooping around ever since I got this job
You make me feel like Little Red Riding Hood - Mildred Pierce 00:38
You make me feel like Little Red Riding Hood
When men get around me - Mildred Pierce 00:22
When men get around me
Why do you always interrupt - Mildred Pierce 00:34
Why do you always interrupt
It's awfully cheap material - Mildred Pierce 00:50
It's awfully cheap material
I wish I could get that interested in work - Mildred Pierce 00:28
I wish I could get that interested in work
I'm sorry this had to happen - Mildred Pierce 01:47
I'm sorry this had to happen
Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea - Mildred Pierce 00:25
Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea
I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture - Mildred Pierce 01:08
I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture

Cast

Mildred Pierce Beragon - Joan Crawford
Wally Fay - Jack Carson
Monte Beragon - Zachary Scott
Ida Corwin - Eve Arden
Veda Pierce - Ann Blyth
Bert Pierce - Bruce Bennett
Mrs. Maggie Biederhof - Lee Patrick
Inspector Peterson - Moroni Olsen
Miriam Ellis - Veda Ann Borg
Kay Pierce - Jo Ann Marlowe
Soldier - Bill Alcorn
Party Guest - Betty Alexander
Party Guest - Ramsay Ames
Peterson's Assistant - George Anderson
Diner Customer - James Anderson
High School Boy - Robert Arthur
Waitress - Lynn Baggett
Police Matron - Leah Baird
Dorothy - Dorothy Barrett
Restaurant Patron - Mary Bayless
Restaurant Patron - Arline Bletcher
Mrs. Forrester - Barbara Brown
Waitress - Elyse Brown
Waitress - Doria Caron
Personnel Man - Wheaton Chambers
Singing Teacher - John Christian
Wally's lawyer - Wallis Clark
Mr. Jones - Chester Clute
Theodore 'Ted' Ellison Forrester - John Compton
Waitress - Joyce Compton
Policeman - Clancy Cooper
Pancho - David Cota
Policeman - Tom Dillon
Sailor - Robert Evans
Detective - James Flavin
Restaurant Patron - Bess Flowers
Bartender - Don Grant
Party Guest - Angela Greene
Little Girl - Dorothy Hack
Party Guest - Shep Houghton
Restaurant Patron - Jack W. Johnston
Policeman - Charles Jordan
Waitress - Marjorie Kane
Bumped First Night Diner - Fred Kelsey
Personnel Man - Richard Kipling
Dr. Gale - Manart Kippen
Attorney's Clerk - Perk Lazelle
Waitress - Marion Lessing
Diner Patron - King Lockwood
Monte's Houseboy - Jimmy Lono
Waiter - John Marlin
Police Detective - Philo McCullough
Lottie - Mildred's Maid - Butterfly McQueen
Jack - Mailman - Jack Mower
Restaurant Patron - Wedgwood Nowell
First Night Diner - Frank O'Connor
Detective - Jack O'Connor
Policeman on Pier - Garry Owen
Waiter - Paul Panzer
Party Guest - Helen Pender
Reporter - Larry Rio
Personnel Man - William Ruhl
Diner Customer - Jeffrey Sayre
Nurse - Mary Servoss
Mr. Chris - George Tobias
Mrs. Forrester's lawyer - Charles Trowbridge
Restaurant Patron - Sid Troy
Delivery Man - Johnny Walsh
Piano Teacher - Joan Winfield