50) Mildred Pierce (1945) Dir: Michael Curtiz Date Released: October 20, 1945 Date Seen: February 3, 2012 Rating: 4/5
The only thing really holding me back from rating this higher is that I found some of the breathless expository dialogue to be off-putting. Otherwise, I was very taken with this superb adaptation of James Cain's novel. Beautifully shot, great performances and I love the story. Almost totally disarming.