First Thursday Film Series
With Dr. Jack Rhodes
As Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations. Based on a novel by James M. Cain. Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.