Re-make of the 1945 Warner Brothers classic about a single mother's struggles to raise her two daughters, support herself, and find love in 1930's Los Angeles. Kate Winslet plays the title role which won Joan Crawford an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1945. Evan Rachel Wood and Guy Pearce co-star in this adaptation of James M. Cain's classic novel which airs in five parts on HBO.
Glendale, California, 1931: Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, is left a "grass widow" after throwing her husband, Bert, out of the house. Forced to hunt for work to support herself and her two young daughters, 11-year-old Veda and seven-year-old Ray, Mildred visits an employment agency, only to encounter job opportunities she feels are beneath her. Amidst her job search, she receives dating advice from her friend and neighbor, Lucy Gessler, and begins an unexpected affair with an ex-business partner of her husband's, Wally Burgan. When Mildred receives a call from the agency regarding an opening as a housekeeper to a wealthy socialite, she reluctantly agrees to meet with her. After cutting the acerbic interview short, Mildred seeks refuge at a local diner, Cristofor's Café, where fate, and a waitress named Ida, will play a role in shaping her future.
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Mildred Pierce Status: Ended
MILDRED PIERCE - General Information
Series Premiere: March 27, 2011 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Drama Network: HBO Airs: at 09:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
MILDRED PIERCE - Season 1 -- 5 Episodes
1x1 -- Mar 27, 2011 -- Part 1 1x2 -- Mar 27, 2011 -- Part 2 1x3 -- Apr 03, 2011 -- Part 3 1x4 -- Apr 10, 2011 -- Part 4 1x5 -- Apr 10, 2011 -- Part 5