A Life of Her Own is a 1950 American drama film directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Holliday, James Mason, and Donna Reed. The film is about a lonely department store clerk who becomes involved in a love triangle with a married man and his mistress. Holliday's performance in the film was praised by critics, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress (Reed). The film is set in New York City in the early 1950s. The main character, Mildred Pierce (Holliday), is a lonely department store clerk who lives with her two daughters, Veda (Reed) and Kay (Anne Revere). Mildred is a hard worker, but she is also very lonely. She dreams of finding a man who will love her and take care of her. One day, Mildred meets Monte Beragon (Mason), a wealthy businessman. Monte is immediately attracted to Mildred, and he begins to court her. Mildred is initially hesitant, but she eventually falls in love with Monte. Monte and Mildred get married, and they move into a luxurious apartment. Mildred is happy with her new life, but Veda is not. Veda is jealous of Monte's attention to Mildred, and she begins to act out. One day, Veda runs away from home. Mildred and Monte go to look for her, and they eventually find her in a nightclub. Veda is drunk and behaving badly. Mildred is humiliated, and she realizes that she has made a mistake in marrying Monte. Mildred and Monte get divorced, and Mildred is left alone again. She starts her own business, and she becomes successful. However, she is still lonely. She eventually meets Wally Fay (Jack Carson), a man who is kind and understanding. Mildred falls in love with Wally, and they get married. A Life of Her Own is a story about a woman who finds her own life. Mildred is a strong and independent woman, and she is determined to make her own way in the world. The film is a celebration of women's strength and resilience.

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A Life of Her Own (1950)

1h 48m

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A Life of Her Own is a 1950 American drama film directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Holliday, James Mason, and Donna Reed. The film is about a lonely department store clerk who becomes involved in a love triangle with a married man and his mistress. Holliday's performance in the film was praised by critics, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress (Reed). The film is set in New York City in the early 1950s. The main character, Mildred Pierce (Holliday), is a lonely department store clerk who lives with her two daughters, Veda (Reed) and Kay (Anne Revere). Mildred is a hard worker, but she is also very lonely. She dreams of finding a man who will love her and take care of her. One day, Mildred meets Monte Beragon (Mason), a wealthy businessman. Monte is immediately attracted to Mildred, and he begins to court her. Mildred is initially hesitant, but she eventually falls in love with Monte. Monte and Mildred get married, and they move into a luxurious apartment. Mildred is happy with her new life, but Veda is not. Veda is jealous of Monte's attention to Mildred, and she begins to act out. One day, Veda runs away from home. Mildred and Monte go to look for her, and they eventually find her in a nightclub. Veda is drunk and behaving badly. Mildred is humiliated, and she realizes that she has made a mistake in marrying Monte. Mildred and Monte get divorced, and Mildred is left alone again. She starts her own business, and she becomes successful. However, she is still lonely. She eventually meets Wally Fay (Jack Carson), a man who is kind and understanding. Mildred falls in love with Wally, and they get married. A Life of Her Own is a story about a woman who finds her own life. Mildred is a strong and independent woman, and she is determined to make her own way in the world. The film is a celebration of women's strength and resilience.

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Lana Turner

Lily Brannel James
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Ray Milland

Steve Harleigh
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Tom Ewell

Tom Caraway
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Louis Calhern

Jim Leversoe
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Ann Dvorak

Mary Ashlon
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Barry Sullivan

Lee Gorrance
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Margaret Phillips

Nora Harleigh
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Jean Hagen

Maggie Collins
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Phyllis Kirk

Jerry
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Sara Haden

Smitty
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Hermes Pan

Specialty Dancer
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Dorothy Abbott

Model (uncredited)
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John Albright

Waiter (uncredited)
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Richard Anderson

Hosiery Man (uncredited)
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Harry Barris

Party Piano Player (uncredited)
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Joe Bautista

(uncredited)
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Tom Bernard

Adam (uncredited)
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Margaret Bert

(uncredited)
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Whit Bissell

Rental Agent (uncredited)
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Madge Blake

Regent Studios' Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
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David Bond

Photographer (uncredited)
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Paul Bradley

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Carol Brannon

Model (uncredited)
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Carol Brewster

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Clifford Brooke

(uncredited)
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Ralph Brooks

Cocktail Lounge Patron (uncredited)
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Donia Bussey

(uncredited)
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John Butler

Tobacco Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
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William Cabanne

(uncredited)
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Sue Carlton

(uncredited)
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Bridget Carr

Model (uncredited)
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Steve Carruthers

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Sue Casey

(uncredited)
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Bob Cautiero

Man in Vogue Office (uncredited)
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Andre Charisse

(uncredited)
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Lyle Clark

(uncredited)
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David Clarke

Charlie, Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
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Sally Cooper

(uncredited)
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John Crawford

Photographer (uncredited)
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Jimmy Cross

Drunken Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Florence Cunningham

Spinster (uncredited)
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Victor Cutler

(uncredited)
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Frankie Darro

Bellboy (uncredited)
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Alice Darrow

Woman on Mezzanine (uncredited)
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Barbara Darrow

(uncredited)
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Pat Davies

Model (uncredited)
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Daniel De Jonghe

(uncredited)
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George Dee

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Beth Douglas

Model (uncredited)
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Michael Dugan

(uncredited)
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Kenne Duncan

Man Asking Invitation (uncredited)
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Marlo Dwyer

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Helen Eby-Rock

(uncredited)
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Elaine Edwards

(uncredited)
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Harry Ellerbe

(uncredited)
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Harry Evans

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Franklyn Farnum

Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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Janey Fay

Canasta Player (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Flournoy

Caraway Receptionist (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Cocktail Lounge Patron (uncredited)
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George Ford

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Kathleen Freeman

Switchboard Operator, Betsy Ross Hotel (uncredited)
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Kenneth Garcia

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Beverly Garland

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Rudy Germane

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Frank Gerstle

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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James Gonzalez

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Gertrude Graner

Woman Photographer (uncredited)
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Glen Gregory

Ventriloquist (uncredited)
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Robert Haines

Cocktail Lounge Patron (uncredited)
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Patricia Hall

Model (uncredited)
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Stuart Hall

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Charlene Hardey

Model (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Model (uncredited)
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Percy Helton

Hamburger Proprietor (uncredited)
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Lars Hensen

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Gil Herman

(uncredited)
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Georgia Holt

Agency Model (uncredited)
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James Horne Jr.

(uncredited)
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Jane Howard

(uncredited)
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Marlene Hoyt

Model (uncredited)
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Ann Hunter

Miss Lamson (uncredited)
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Roberta Johnson

Model (uncredited)
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Robert Emmett Keane

Hosiery Man (uncredited)
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Bert Keyes

Miner (uncredited)
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Paul Kramer

Airport Gateman (uncredited)
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Joseph La Cava

Bartender (uncredited)
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Meredith Leeds

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Queenie Leonard

Hotel Matron (uncredited)
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Margie Liszt

(uncredited)
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Arthur M. Loew Jr.

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Robert Locke Lorraine

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Lee Lynn

Party Guest (uncredited)
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John Marlin

Waiter (uncredited)
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Mickey Martin

(uncredited)
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Louis Mason

Porter (uncredited)
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John Maxwell

Executive (uncredited)
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Keith McConnell

(uncredited)
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Walter McGrail

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Cocktail Lounge Patron (uncredited)
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Maura Murphy

Regent Studios' Receptionist (uncredited)
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Kerry O'Day

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Christopher Olsen

Pete, Maggie's Son (uncredited)
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Sarah Padden

Overseer (uncredited)
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Diantha Pattison

(uncredited)
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Hilda Plowright

Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Ann Robinson

Woman Showing Legs (uncredited)
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Cosmo Sardo

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Sayre

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Tom Seidel

Bob Collins (uncredited)
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Bernard Sell

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Bob Stebbins

(uncredited)
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Ruthelma Stevens

(uncredited)
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Claude Stroud

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Brick Sullivan

Man Outside Dressing Room (uncredited)
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Beverly Thompson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Peter M. Thompson

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Claudette Thornton

(uncredited)
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Dorothy Tree

Caraway Secretary (uncredited)
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Lurene Tuttle

Secretary (uncredited)
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Joan Valerie

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Ray Walker

Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
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Geraldine Wall

Hosiery Woman (uncredited)
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Alice Wallace

Model (uncredited)
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Johnny Walsh

(uncredited)
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Bunny Waters

Model (uncredited)
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Carol Webster

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Danny Welton

Man Selling Jalopy (uncredited)
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Carol West

(uncredited)
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Marjorie Wood

Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Victor Wood

Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
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Wilson Wood

Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
Crew
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George Cukor

Director
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Isobel Lennart

Writer
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A Life of Her Own

(DVD)

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