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Slightly Scarlet movie trailer - starring Rhonda Fleming, Kent Taylor, Lance Fuller, Arlene Dahl, John Payne, Ted de Corsia. Directed by Allan Dwan. Theatrical Release Date: 2/29/1956
Rating: Not Rated
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A southerner (Robert Taylor) working on the railroad clashes with a stagecoach driver transporting stolen slaves in Stand Up And Fight (1939).
Partner Wally (Jack Carson) complains to title character (Joan Crawford) about her husband Monte (Zachary Scott) who, after Ida (Eve Arden) interrupts, arrives with daughter Veda (Ann Blyth), in Mildred Pierce, 1945.
From the narration by bleeding insurance man and confessed killer Walter (Fred MacMurray), flashing back to his first meeting with Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck), the maid (Betty Farrington) brushed aside, double entendre' underway, early in Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity, 1944.
Credits and opening scene introducing Loretta Young, followed by a conversation between her worried father (George Barbier) and husband (Warner Baxter) in writer-producer Nunnally Johnson's Wife, Husband and Friend, 1939.
Title character (Joan Crawford) at the police station after her husband's murder, where she meets pal Ida (Eve Arden), rival Wally (Jack Carson), her ex Bert (Bruce Bennett) and cop Peterson (Moroni Olsen), early in Mildred Pierce, 1945.
An embezzler's wife falls in love with a bank president in Money and the Woman (1940) based on a James M. Cain story.
Title character (Joan Crawford) commiserates with maid Lottie (Butterfly McQueen), narrates, then discovers daughter Veda (Ann Blyth) has found out about her lowly job, in Mildred Pierce, 1945.
Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange smolder and burn in a sexy, violent remake of James M.Cain's classic about adulterous lovers who plot murder.
A rising opera star's life is as turbulent as the on-stage roles he plays in this emotion-swept musical drama based on a James M. Cain novel and filmed almost entirely in Mexico.
Screen legend Robert Mitchum ("Cape Fear") made his name as a tough private eye who is caught in a complex web of love, money and murder when he is hired to find a hood's homicidal girlfriend and falls in love with her. Co-starring Oscar-nominee Kirk Douglas ("Gunfight at the O.K. Corral") and Jane Greer ("The Prisoner of Zenda"). A film noir classic. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time.
Robert Mitchum stars as a tough private eye who is caught in a complex web of love, money and murder when he is hired to find a hood's homicidal girlfriend and falls in love with her.
Handyman John Garfield's torrid affair with married Lana Turner leads to the murder of her husband and a tragic betrayal.
Adapted from James M. Cain's story, the film relolves around the destructive relationship of two lovers whose troubles mount after they do away with her husband.
What Veda wants, her mother Mildred Pierce provides. Even if Mildred must end her middle-class marriage, climb atop the male-dominated business world and marry a wealthy man she doesn't love. "I'll do anything," Mildred says in explaining her love for her daughter. But does anything include murder?
Whatever Veda wants, her mother, Mildred Pierce provides. Even if Mildred must end her marriage, climb atop the male-dominated business world and marry a wealthy man she doesn't love.
Four Years Later (1937-1938). Mildred continues to expand her restaurant empire, but her business success is tempered by a major rift with Veda--who ends up in the company of society loafer Sammy Forrester. After months with no communication, Mildred learns of Veda's success as a singer and vows to win her back.
Miniseries Finale. Though her initial efforts to reconcile with Veda fail, Mildred does reconnect with Monty. Meanwhile, Veda's singing career takes off under Carlo Treviso and a new manager. After a stream of financial indulgences, Mildred ends up in a bind. Urged to ask Veda for a loan, Mildred returns home to a shocking revelation that will change her life forever.
Four Years Later (1937-1938). After expanding her Glendale eatery to include a Beverly Hills luncheonette, Mildred and Lucy, her best friend and junior business partner, eye Laguna Beach as the site for a new oceanfront restaurant, with a seafood-and-steak menu. However, Mildred's business success is tempered by a growing rift with Veda, who despairs when her longtime piano teacher dies and a prospective replacement, well-known conductor Carlo Treviso, is less than complimentary. Stung by rejection, Veda ends up in the company of society loafer Sammy Forrester, whose mother surprises Mildred with shocking allegations about their children. When Mildred confronts Veda, an emotional argument ensues and Mildred angrily throws her out of the house. After months with no communication between the two, Bert tells Mildred about Veda's success as a singer on the radio. Listening to Veda sing, Mildred is pained by her daughter's estrangement, and is determined to win her back.
Though her initial efforts to reconcile with Veda fail, Mildred does end up reconnecting with Monty, who is only too happy to have his newly affluent lover purchase his family estate in Pasadena. Meanwhile, Veda's career as a coloratura soprano takes off under the tutelage of Carlo Treviso and a new manager. Although mother and daughter finally make up on the occasion of Mildred's wedding to Monty, all is not well. After a stream of financial indulgences, Mildred ends up in a bind when the Laguna restaurant slumps, and the disloyal Wally threatens legal action on behalf of her creditors. Urged by Bert to ask the successful Veda for a loan, Mildred returns home to a shocking revelation that will change her life forever.
In the miniseries finale, as Veda's singing career takes off, Mildred's attempts to reconcile with her estranged daughter finally pay off, though at a painful price.
Mildred opens a profitable new restaurant, but her good fortune is tempered by Veda's manipulation of a smitten society bachelor and his wealthy family.
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1931-1933. In the wake of tragedy, Mildred moves forward with her restaurant. As things begin to boom, Mildred gladly welcomes Ida--her former fellow waitress at the diner--to help manage the frenzy. Later, she reconnects with Monty, whose lethargy tests the bonds between Mildred and Veda.
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With demand for her pies outstripping supply, Mildred finds a perfect space to launch a restaurant, though a problem stands in her way. As her relationship with Veda is fraying, Mildred finds unexpected romance with a handsome stranger, Monty Beragon, on a siesta by the shore. Unfortunately, Mildred's happiness is short-lived, as tragedy strikes as the pair returns home.
Glendale, CA, 1931. Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, throws her husband Bert out of the house and goes in search of work to support herself and her two daughters. She starts up a casual affair with Wally Burgan, a stout, middle-aged lawyer. Later, at a diner, fate and a waitress named Ida end up playing a role in shaping her future.
Glendale, CA, 1931. Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, is left as a 'grass widow' after throwing her husband Bert out of the house. Forced to hunt for work to support herself and her two young daughters, 11-year-old Veda and 7-year-old Ray, Mildred visits an employment agency, only to encounter job opportunities she feels are beneath her. Amidst her job search, she receives dating advice from her friend and neighbor, Lucy Gessler, and begins an unexpected affair with an ex-business partner of her husband's, Wally Burgan. When Mildred receives a call from the agency regarding an opening as a housekeeper to a wealthy socialite, she reluctantly agrees to meet with her. After cutting short the acerbic interview, Mildred seeks refuge at a local diner, Cristofor's Cafe, where fate, and a waitress named Ida, will play a role in shaping her future.
Ends 12/31/15. Glendale, CA, 1931. Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, throws her husband Bert out of the house and goes in search of work to support herself and her two daughters. She starts up a casual affair with Wally Burgan, a stout, middle-aged lawyer. Later, at a diner, fate and a waitress named Ida end up playing a role in shaping her future.
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