Mildred Pierce

Below you will find written and video materials to supplement your experience with this film. Be aware that some essays and video essays may contain spoilers.

Critical Essays

Filmsite Movie Review: Mildred Pierce (Filmsite)

‘Mildred Pierce’: One of the Greatest Hollywood Comeback Stories (Cinephilia & Beyond)

Mildred Pierce (1945) Review (Little White Lies)

Mildred Pierce and Women in Film (American Quarterly)

Todd Haynes’s “Mildred Pierce”: A Discussion (Film Quarterly)

Contextual Reading

Film Noir: Five Part Summary

The Feminine Grotesque: On the Warped Legacy of Joan Crawford

Memorable Mother Figures in Film

The Essentials: 5 of Michael Curtiz’ Greatest Films


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