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Mildred Pierce

Part Five (Season 1, Episode 5)
TV-MA
TV Episode | 79 min | Drama

Mildred is quite proud of Veda's accomplishments as a singer but finds that her daughter refuses to take her phone calls or respond to any of her letters. She and Monty Beragon spend some time together and she decides to buy his old family...See moreMildred is quite proud of Veda's accomplishments as a singer but finds that her daughter refuses to take her phone calls or respond to any of her letters. She and Monty Beragon spend some time together and she decides to buy his old family mansion. They also decide to marry and is thrilled when Monty arranges for Veda to come to the reception and sing for them. Success has only inflated Veda's ego however. She has many offers whether it be to endorse products or sing in New York City. Mildred however suffers a serious business setback when the restaurant in Laguna Beach starts to lose money. She's also had to increase her personal expenses to cover her expenses. She learns that Wally Burgan and Ida are quite prepared to push her aside. Mildred has been spending her money on Veda and her ex-husband Bert suggests that Veda will just have to contribute more. Her world comes crashing down when she returns home unexpectedly. It's a new beginning for Mildred who ends up re-marrying an old beau an starting a new life. Veda however remains unchanged. Written by garykmcd See less
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Director
Writers
James M. Cain (novel) | Todd Haynes (teleplay) | Jonathan Raymond (teleplay)
Cinematographer
Casting Directors
Laura Rosenthal | Jennifer Sabel (background casting)
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 23, 2011

Release date
Apr 10, 2011 (United States)

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40 cast members
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Kate Winslet
Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce   See fewer
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Evan Rachel Wood
Veda Pierce Veda Pierce   See fewer
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Guy Pearce
Monty Beragon Monty Beragon   See fewer
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Brían F. O'Byrne
Bert Pierce Bert Pierce   See fewer
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Paul Pilcz
Tommy Tommy   See fewer
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Melissa Leo
Lucy Gessler Lucy Gessler   See fewer
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Erwin Falcon
Pancho Pancho   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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Eric Goldberg
Delivery Boy Delivery Boy   See fewer
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Mare Winningham
Ida Corwin Ida Corwin   See fewer
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Ronald Guttman
Carlo Treviso Carlo Treviso   See fewer
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Leslie Lyles
Mrs. Jaeckel Mrs. Jaeckel   See fewer
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Elvy
Sigrid (as Elvy Yost) Sigrid (as Elvy Yost)   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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Sherry Haynes
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Monica McCarthy
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Tom Lipinski
Caterer Caterer   See fewer
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Laura Esterman
Mrs. Kramer Mrs. Kramer   See fewer
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Daniel London
Mo Levinson Mo Levinson   See fewer
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Robb Webb
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Paul Sparks
Ted Hobey Ted Hobey   See fewer
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Waltrudis Buck
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Harvey Waldman
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Patrick Husted
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Gary Berard
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Roger Brenner
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Todd New (uncredited) Todd New (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maitely Weismann
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Ratings Breakdown

7.9 / 10 | 381 votes