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Mildred Pierce

Part One (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-MA
TV Episode | 58 min | Drama

After a fight with her husband, Mildred Pierce finds herself alone and caring for her two young daughters. She hasn't worked outside of the home for several years but is excellent at making pastries and sells cakes and pies to friends and ...See moreAfter a fight with her husband, Mildred Pierce finds herself alone and caring for her two young daughters. She hasn't worked outside of the home for several years but is excellent at making pastries and sells cakes and pies to friends and neighbors. She would like to work as a sales clerk or a receptionist but those jobs are hard to come by. She has an interview with a Mrs. Forrester about becoming her housekeeper but it's clear that her pride will not let her take such a low position. She finally realizes - urged on by her friend and neighbor Lucy Gessler - that she'll never get the type of job that she wants and settles for a job as a waitress in a hash house. She begs Lucy never to tell her daughters, especially the elder Veda, of the type of work she does. Written by garykmcd See less
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Director
Writers
James M. Cain (novel) | Todd Haynes (teleplay) | Jonathan Raymond (teleplay) (as Jon Raymond)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 23, 2011

Release date
Mar 27, 2011 (United States)

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Kate Winslet
Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce   See fewer
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Brían F. O'Byrne
Bert Pierce Bert Pierce   See fewer
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Melissa Leo
Lucy Gessler Lucy Gessler   See fewer
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Morgan Turner
Veda Pierce Veda Pierce   See fewer
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Quinn McColgan
Ray Pierce Ray Pierce   See fewer
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Evan Thompson
Man with a Cap Man with a Cap   See fewer
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Brenda Wehle
Mrs. Turner Mrs. Turner   See fewer
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Murphy Guyer
Mr. Pierce Mr. Pierce   See fewer
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Diane Kagan
Mrs. Pierce Mrs. Pierce   See fewer
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James Le Gros
Wally Burgan (as James LeGros) Wally Burgan (as James LeGros)   See fewer
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Kenneth Jennings
Small Man (as Ken Jennings) Small Man (as Ken Jennings)   See fewer
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Robb Webb
Radio Announcer (voice) Radio Announcer (voice)   See fewer
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Todd Aubrey Davis
Houseman Houseman   See fewer
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Hope Davis
Mrs. Forrester Mrs. Forrester   See fewer
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Tommy Nelson
Newsboy Newsboy   See fewer
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MacKenzie Meehan
Cashier Cashier   See fewer
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Remy Auberjonois
Starched Collar Man Starched Collar Man   See fewer
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Matthew Foster
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Marceline Hugot
Table Two Woman Table Two Woman   See fewer
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Kaili Vernoff
Table Two Woman Table Two Woman   See fewer
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Annette Arnold
Waitress Annette Waitress Annette   See fewer
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Laura Rosenthal
Waitress Doris Waitress Doris   See fewer
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Mare Winningham
Ida Corwin Ida Corwin   See fewer
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Mark Margolis
Mr. Chris Mr. Chris   See fewer
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Darlene Violette
Waitress Darlene Waitress Darlene   See fewer
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Orlagh Cassidy
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Scott Robertson
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Bradley Mott
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Orderly (credit only) Orderly (credit only)   See fewer
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Paul Matthew Miller
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Peter Riga
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Nate Steinwachs
Street Vendor Street Vendor   See fewer
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Merritt Matthew Chase
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Laura Hope-London
Christmas Patron (uncredited) Christmas Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.8 / 10 | 413 votes