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    Mildred Pierce (Warner Brothers, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Michael Curtiz directs Joan Crawford in her Academy Award-winning performance as the title character. The genius of the story, based on the novel by James M. Cain and told in flashback, is that it starts as a family melodrama and slowly builds towards a dark murder mystery. Mildred works hard as a restaurant business woman and will sacrifice anything to make her darling daughter, Veda (Ann Blyth) happy, even if it means divorce, scandal, and a marriage to a socially connected playboy, wonderfully played by Zachary Scott. Best gal pal Eve Arden gets the snappy one-liners. There are pinholes in the corners of the field, corner creases, a bleed through from a stamp on the left side, two light extra vertical creases, crossfold separations, and a few smudges. This fantastic portrait of Crawford is a favorite of film noir fans. Very Fine-.


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