Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

  • Seasons:
  • 1
Academy Award(R)-winner Kate Winslet stars in this riveting five-part adaptation of James M. Cain's classic novel about a divorcee struggling to survive amidst the Depression. Led by her fierce determination, Mildred Pierce begins to build a business empire while maintaining complex relationships with her insatiable daughter and the indolent men in her life.
Academy Award(R)-winner Kate Winslet stars in this riveting five-part adaptation of James M. Cain's classic novel about a divorcee struggling to survive amidst the Depression. Led by her fierce determination, Mildred Pierce begins to build a business empire while maintaining complex relationships with her insatiable daughter and the indolent men in her life.

Season 1 (5 episodes)

  • 1. Part One

    Original air date: 03/27/2011 Runtime: 59:57 min.

    Original air date: 03/27/2011 Runtime: 59:57 min. After throwing her cheating husband out of the house, a young mother named Mildred Pierce tries to find suitable work in Depression-era California.

  • 2. Part Two

    Original air date: 03/27/2011 Runtime: 64:44 min.

    Original air date: 03/27/2011 Runtime: 64:44 min. With her pie side-business thriving, Mildred sets in motion a plan to start a business for herself, and falls for a handsome stranger named Monty Beragon.

  • 3. Part Three

    Original air date: 04/03/2011 Runtime: 65:56 min.

    Original air date: 04/03/2011 Runtime: 65:56 min. In the wake of tragedy, Mildred opens her restaurant and reconnects with Monty, whose lethargy tests the bonds between Mildred and Veda.

  • 4. Part Four

    Original air date: 04/10/2011 Runtime: 71:24 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2011 Runtime: 71:24 min. Mildred opens a profitable new restaurant, but her good fortune is tempered by Veda's manipulation of a smitten society bachelor and his wealthy family.

  • 5. Part Five

    Original air date: 04/10/2011 Runtime: 80:43 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2011 Runtime: 80:43 min. In the miniseries finale, as Veda's singing career takes off, Mildred's attempts to reconcile with her estranged daughter finally pay off, though at a painful price.