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MILDRED PIERCE

12:30pm

Thursday, July 31

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(1945, Michael Curtiz) Oscar winner Joan Crawford’s daughter-Ann-Blyth-loving Mildred relentlessly moves from housewife to waitress to restaurant mogul, en route dumping husband Bruce Bennett and acquiring sleazeball playboy Zachary Scott — or does she? Adapted from James M. Cain’s steamy pulp classic. Approx. 109 min. 35mm.

“More authentic suggestions of sex than one hopes to see in American films.”
– James Agee