Films byTexts by 1945
Michael Curtiz, 1945, 111’

When Mildred Pierce’s wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred’s financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda, resents her mother for degrading their social status.

Vincente Minnelli, 1945, 90’

The Clock marks Judy Garland’s first non-musical star vehicle. Production got off to a rocky start, with the temperamental Garland unhappy with the film’s first director, Fred Zinnemann. On the strength of his great success with Garland on Meet Me in St.