Joan Crawford forged a new and successful screen image in this powerful women's "noir" film; winning her an Academy Award for best actress. Albert J. LaValley's through and insightful guide to "Mildred Pierce" at once tells us much about the making of this complex film, the problems and process of transferring the story to the screen, the specific and important roles of the producer, director, and set designer, and how the film relates to broad trends within the industry. It is without a doubt the most thorough treatment ...

Mildred Pierce 1980, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299083700