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Mildred Pierce

Airs Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 9pm on THIRTEEN

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce (1945): Mildred Pierce dotes on her daughters while husband Bert looks to Maggie Binderhof for affection. They soon divorce, leaving Mildred to raise the girls on her own. Elder daughter Veda goads her mother about their lack of money and in response Mildred proposes opening a small restaurant. Realtor Wally Fay advises her while making numerous rebuffed passes and introduces her to Monte Baragon, whose property becomes the first of a chain of restaurants. Mildred has an affair with Monte. Meanwhile, money-hungry Veda pretends to be pregnant by wealthy Ted Forrester in order to bilk his family of $10,000. Mildred tears up the check, is slapped by Veda, and orders her daughter to leave. After time away, Mildred returns to find Veda singing in a cheap club. Veda will return only if Mildred promises luxury, so Mildred agrees to marry Monte in exchange for a third of her businesses. It soon becomes clear that something is going on between Veda and Monte. Mildred learns of this only after Monte has sold out his third of the her business leaving her bankrupt. She goes to Monte’s beach house to kill him… Shots ring out, but what really happened?

Directed by Michael Curtiz

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  • Stephen

    Would prefer the uncropped version of classic movies, if at all possible. Missing the top and bottom of the frames just does not feel right.

  • Ginny

    My husband and I enjoyed the classic movie, “Mildred Pierce” Keep up the black & white classics. We enjoy Saturday nights on 13.

  • Migdalia

    I love this movie. I have seen it before on channel 13 and it was worth watching. I hope to see more movies like this in the future.

  • vera

    this movie is the bomb. i cried for mildred,and hated her spoiled daughter. and whatever his name played by zachary scott, got what he deserved.

  • Wanda

    This is one of her best movies.I love the classics.

    Thanks Channel 13.