The original movie, based on a novel by James M. Cain, starred Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth. Joan won the Best Actress Academy Award in 1946 for the film. If you love classic films, it's a must see. My husband laughs at me because he says one day I will be curled up on the sofa with a glass of wine watching Mildred Pierce and the next day I will be sipping on a Dr. Pepper watching Sixteen Candles. I'm a woman of varied tastes. I know I've mentioned before that my first loves were Jon Bon Jovi and Gene Kelly. I also had a big crush on Matt Dillon and Cary Grant. How's that for crazy?