When Mildred Pierce's (Joan Crawford) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred's financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda (Ann Blyth), resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the midst of a police investigation after the death of her second husband (Zachary Scott), Mildred must evaluate her own freedom and her complicated relationship with her daughter.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Ranald MacDougall, William Faulkner and Catherine Turney
Producer: Jerry Wald and Jack L. Warner
Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Jo Ann Marlowe and George Tobias