Season 1, Episode 1 Part One

First Aired: March 27, 2011

In the first part of this five-part adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel, Depression-era housewife Mildred Pierce (Kate Winslet) searches for work to maintain a middle-class lifestyle after her husband leaves her with two young daughters in Glendale, Cal. Cowritten and directed by Todd Haynes, it also features Melissa Leo.

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  • Premiered: March 27, 2011
  • Rating: TV-MA
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  • Premise: A five-part adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel about a Depression-era housewife whose husband leaves her with two young daughters in Glendale, Cal., forcing her to start her life anew. (more)

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