MILDRED PIERCE (1945) - What Veda wants, her mother (Joan Crawford) provides. But does that include murder? When you think you have it figured out, along comes a shocking twist ending! This stylish noir film had five Oscar nominations, plus a Best Actress win for Crawford. HUMORESQUE (1946) - Glamorous socialite Helen Wright (Crawford) takes what she wants and tosses it aside. Then she meets brilliant young violinist Paul Boray (John Garfield) and becomes torn between selfless love and selfish impulses in this acclaimed exploration of desire. POSSESSED (1947) - When callow David Sutton chooses to marry someone else, Louis Howell's love for him takes a dark turn. Crawford reteams with producer Jerry Wald and claims a 1947 Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of tempestuous, mentally unstable Louise. THE DAMNED DON'T CRY (1950) - In the first of three collaborations with director Vincent Sherman, Crawford brings hard-boiled glamor and simmering passion as Ethel Whitehead, who moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a mobster's mansion to high society one man at a time.