“Mildred Pierce” quotes

(1945)
Movie Mildred Pierce
Michael Curtiz directed this movie in 1945
Title Mildred Pierce
Year 1945
Director Michael Curtiz
Genre Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
Plot – After many years of misunderstandings and quarrels, Mildred Pierce finally obtains the divorce from her hated husband and she opens a bar to be economically independent. After the death of one of her daughters, Mildred is obliged to raise Veda and to realize her every wish as she has a capricious and ambitious character and blackmails the man from whom Mildred has divorced. To win back her affection, Mildred remarries, but her new husband ruins her economically and seduces Veda.
All actors – Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen, Veda Ann Borg, Jo Ann Marlowe, , Bill Alcorn, Betty Alexander, Ramsay Ames, George Anderson, James Anderson, Robert Arthur, Lynn Baggett, Leah Baird, Dorothy Barrett, Barbara Brown, Elyse Brown, Doria Caron, Wheaton Chambers, John Christian, Wallis Clark, Chester Clute, John Compton, Joyce Compton, Clancy Cooper, David Cota, Tom Dillon, Robert Evans, James Flavin, Bess Flowers, Don Grant, Angela Greene, Dorothy Hack, Charles Jordan, Marjorie Kane, Fred Kelsey, Richard Kipling, Manart Kippen, Perk Lazelle, Marion Lessing, Jimmy Lono, Jean Lorraine, Robert Locke Lorraine, Philo McCullough, Butterfly McQueen, George Meader, Mary Ellen Meyran, Harold Miller, Jack Mower, Frank O'Connor, Jack O'Connor, Garry Owen, Paul Panzer, Helen Pender, Larry Rio, William Ruhl, Jeffrey Sayre, Mary Servoss, John Sheridan, George Tobias, Charles Trowbridge, Johnny Walsh, Joan Wardley, Joan Winfield
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  • “- Veda: I don't like this house.
    - Mildred: Neither do I. But that's no reason to marry a man I'm not in love with.
    - Veda: Why not?
    - Mildred: Veda, does a new house mean so much to you that you would trade me for it?”

    Ann Blyth - Veda Pierce
    Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce
    [Tag:marriage, wealth]
  • “Mrs. Beragon, being a detective is like, well, like making an automobile. You take all the pieces and put them together one by one. First thing you know, you got an automobile or a murderer. And we got him.”
    Moroni Olsen - Inspector Peterson
    [Tag:detective]
  • “- Monte: You know, Mildred, in the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to what he's been thinking about all winter.
    - Mildred: It's a good thing California winters are so short.”

    Zachary Scott - Monte Beragon
    Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce
    [Tag:men, spring, winter]
  • “I'm so smart, it's a disease.”
    Jack Carson - Wally Fay
    [Tag:intelligence]
  • “I know. Everybody thinks detectives do nothing but ask questions... but detectives have souls, the same as anyone else.”
    Moroni Olsen - Inspector Peterson
  • “There's something about the sound of my own voice that fascinates me.”
    Jack Carson - Wally Fay
    [Tag:vanity]
  • “If you take a swim, I'd have to take a swim. Is that fair? Because you feel like killing yourself, I gotta get pneumonia.”
    Garry Owen - Policeman on Pier
  • “- Ida: Laughing boy seems slightly burned at the edges. What's eating him?
    - Mildred: A small green-eyed monster.
    - Ida: Jealous? That doesn't sound like Wally. No profit in it - and there's a boy who loves a dollar.”

    Eve Arden - Ida Corwin
    Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce
    [Tag:jealousy]
  • “- Veda: It's the dress. It's awfully cheap material. I can tell by the smell.
    - Kay Pierce: What did you expect? Want it inlaid with gold?
    - Veda: Well, it seems to me, if you're buying anything, it should be the best. This is definitely not the best.
    - Kay Pierce: Oh, quit. You're breakin' my heart.”

    Ann Blyth - Veda Pierce
    Jo Ann Marlowe - Kay Pierce
  • “- Mildred: Friendship's much more lasting than love.
    - Wally: Yeah, but it isn't as entertaining.”

    Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce
    Jack Carson - Wally Fay
    [Tag:friendship, love]
  • “I hate all women. Thank goodness you're not one.”

    Jack Carson - Wally Fay
    [Tag:women]
  • “Oh, men. I never yet met one of them that didn't have the instincts of a heel. Sometimes I wish I could get along without them.”
    Eve Arden - Ida Corwin
    [Tag:men]
  • “When men get around me, they get allergic to wedding rings.”
    Eve Arden - Ida Corwin
    [Tag:marriage, men]
  • “Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.”
    Eve Arden - Ida Corwin
    [Tag:opinions, youth]
  • “You think just because you made a little money you can get a new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can't, because you'll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing.”
    Ann Blyth - Veda Pierce
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