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Mildred Pierce (1945)


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Title: Mildred Pierce [IMDb]


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Release date: October 20, 1945
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 111 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, drama, film-noir, mystery, romance
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6794541

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Cast and Crew

ActorRole
Joan CrawfordMildred Pierce
Jack CarsonWally Fay
Zachary ScottMonte Beragon
Eve ArdenIda Corwin
Ann BlythVeda Pierce
Bruce BennettBert Pierce
Lee PatrickMrs. Maggie Biederhof
Moroni OlsenInspector Peterson
Veda Ann BorgMiriam Ellis
Jo Ann MarloweKay Pierce
Butterfly McQueenLottie

Michael Curtiz: director

Max Steiner: composer

Leo F. Forbstein: musical director

Hugo Friedhofer: orchestrator


Film Statistics

Stats
Film duration: 1:50:43
Music duration: 01:02:22
Pages in score: 160
Total themes: 36
Themes with variants: 8
Total variants: 78
Total gestures: 32
Total underscoring sections: 7
Total underscoring duration: 00:04:47
Total instances: 174

Themes

Name Uses Variants
Mildred 41 30
Kay and Veda 31 25
Work 8 6
Bert 7 6
It Can’t Be Wrong 7 6
Mildred B 6 3
Secret Revealed 3 0
Pneumonia 2 1
Walking 2 0
Allegretto 1 0
Ballet Lesson 1 0
Bathing Suit 1 0
Beach House 1 0
First Kiss 1 0
Frolicking in the Surf 1 0
Hall of Justice 1 0
Hopes Crushed 1 0
Murdered Man 1 0
Polo 1 0
Signature 1 0
Stunned Reaction 1 0
The Maid 1 0
Transition 1 0
While You’re Away 1 0

Theme Combinations

Name Uses
Mazurka in B-Flat Major + Mildred 1

Source Music

Name Uses
Mazurka in B-Flat Major 2
Waltz Brillante 2
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby 2
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes 1
How Sweet You Are 1
It Had to Be You 1
Oceana Roll 1
Please Think of Me 1
South American Way 1
Sweet Georgia Brown 1
T’Ain’t No Good 1

Gestures

Name
Breaks door with chair
Breaks glass
Closes blinds
Cops walk
Disrobes
Flashback ends
Flashback starts
Flashback starts 2
Glass falls
Glasses clink
Kay falls
Lamp falls
Mildred raises Veda
Mildred sits
Mildred stands and walks to window
Monte is shot
Monte is shot 2
Opens closet
Opens coat
Order wheel spins
Phone rings
Runs upstairs
Rushing train
Wally goes upstairs
Wally knocks on the door
Wally runs
Wally sneaks
Wally stands up and walks
Wally tries to open door
Wally walks
Waves
Waves rumbling

Underscoring

Name
Dramatic
Tense