Saturday, March 12, 2011
Movies: Mildred Pierce
It's a Saturday night in for me, and what better way to celebrate it than with a Joan Crawford movie. I've already seen her in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? but it's her portrayal of the title role in Mildred Pierce that won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.
It was a perfect night for this film, with its shadowy film noir mysteriousness. I was drawn in immediately, which is rare for me when it comes to old films. There were a few slow spots, but Joan Crawford's shoulder pads made up for it all. As did Eve Arden's pseudo lesbian take on the role of saucy and no-nonsense Ida!
If you're an Old Hollywood buff, then this is a murder mystery drama classic!