Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Mildred Pierce dotes on her daughters while husband Bert looks to Maggie Binderhof for affection. They soon divorce, leaving Mildred to raise the girls on her own. Elder daughter Veda goads her mother about their lack of money and in response Mildred proposes opening a small restaurant. Realtor Wally Fay advises her while making numerous rebuffed passes and introduces her to Monte Baragon whose property becomes the first of a chain of restaurants. Mildred has an affair with Monte. Meanwhile, money-hungry Veda pretends to be pregnant by wealthy Ted Forrester in order to bilk his family of $10,000. Mildred tears up the check, is slapped by Veda, and orders her daughter to leave. After time away, Mildred returns to find Veda singing in a cheap club. Veda will return only if Mildred promises luxury, so Mildred agrees to marry Monte in exchange for a third of her businesses. It soon becomes clear that something is going on between Veda and Monte. Mildred learns of this only after Monte has sold out his third of the her business leaving her bankrupt. She goes to Monte's beach house to kill him... A single shot rings out, but what really happened?
I have to admit, I've been watching this movie nonstop since first referencing it...I've been tempted to slap people and tell them that they smell of grease...
If you have not seen this movie...and since most of the people who read this blog are gay, I can't imagine that it could be true... but still..
Check out this flick...It features the most evil daughter ever captured on film, Veda...
"Aren't the pies enough?"
Joan won the Academy Award for this film...this was Joan on the cusp of being "Joan". Before she became a caricature of herself. Way too many slaps, you smell of grease comments, drunks, ect. Netflix this gem if you have not seen it!