The archetypal Joan Crawford movie, with Joan as a housewife turned waitress who finds success in business but only anguish with her bitchy daughter (Ann Blyth) as the two of them compete for the affections of smoothy Zachary Scott. Crawford won her Oscar for this 1945 film under the workmanlike direction of Michael Curtiz, greatest of the contract directors. Good support from Jack Carson, Eve Arden, and Bruce Bennett.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Ranald MacDougall, William Faulkner and Catherine Turney
Producer: Jerry Wald and Jack L. Warner
Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Bruce Bennett, George Tobias, Lee Patrick, Moroni Olsen and Jo Ann Marlowe