MILDRED PIERCE (1945)
Vintage original 36 x 14″ (90 x 35 cm.) insert poster, USA. Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Eve Arden, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Bruce Bennett, dir: Michael Curtiz; Warner Brothers. The grand noir telling of a mother and daughter relationship gone wrong.
James M. Cain’s novel was more a story of the Depression and a woman’s struggle to overcome that and her mediocre life situations. The Warner Brothers screenplay framed it as a murder mystery, set with high 1940s fashions. Amongst the contributing writers to the script was William Faulkner.
After being released from 18 years at MGM, Joan Crawford campaigned hard for a vehicle to bring her back. She won the role, even having to audition for it and later she fought just as hard to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for the role. She always considered it to be the best picture she ever made. It most likely was. Eve Arden, Ann Blyth, the screenplay, the cinematography and the production were all nominated for 1945 Academy Awards.
Poster displays the clean, straightforward duotone art which branded Warner Brothers posters of the 1940s. Poster has been conserved and paper-backed. It was folded and the fold lines have been touched-up. A few tiny inter tears and creases have been addressed and the borders cleaned up. NEAR FINE.
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