What Veda (Ann Blyth) wants, her mother Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford) provides. Even if Mildred must end her middle-class marriage, climb atop the male-dominated business world and marry a wealthy man she doesn't love. "I'll do anything," the hard-working Mildred says in explaining her love for her daughter. But does anything include murder? Just when you think you got this nominee for five Oscars, including Best Picture, figured out, along comes a shocking twist ending! Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), and featuring Joan Crawford in an Oscar-winning performance, as well as two Best Supporting Actress nominations (for Eve Arden and Ann Blyth), it's no wonder Mildred Pierce remains a classic.