Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
Dir: Michael Curtiz
"Mildred had more to offer in a glance, than most woman give in a lifetime."
Joan Crawford gives her signature performance (an Oscar winner!) as James M. Cain's ultimate maternal martyr, in thrall to her own femme fatale daughter, Veda (a deliciously venal Ann Blyth). The twisted combination of high-strung soap opera and hard-edged pulp produced what may be the greatest Hollywood melodrama of all time.
"Loving her was like shaking hands with the devil."