The Bad Seed

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Young Patty McCormack received an Oscar nomination for her performance as a murderous child in this chilling dramatic horror classic. Shocking at the time of its release in 1956, The Bad Seed remains unsettling to this day as a single mother discovers... read more
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Young Patty McCormack received an Oscar nomination for her performance as a murderous child in this chilling dramatic horror classic. Shocking at the time of its release in 1956, The Bad Seed remains unsettling to this day as a single mother discovers that within her seemingly angelic daughter beats the heart of a cold-blooded serial murderer.

Original Release

09/12/1956

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Cast

Patty McCormack Rhoda Penmark
Henry Jones Leroy Jessup
Nancy Kelly Christine Penmark
Eileen Heckart Hortense Daigle
Evelyn Varden Monica Breedlove
Paul Fix Richard Bravo
William Hopper Col. Kenneth Penmark
Jesse White Emory Wages
Gage Clarke Reginald 'Reggie' Tasker
Joan Croydon Claudia Fern (as Joan Croyden)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers

John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, William March

Cast

Patty McCormack Rhoda Penmark
Henry Jones Leroy Jessup
Nancy Kelly Christine Penmark
Eileen Heckart Hortense Daigle
Evelyn Varden Monica Breedlove
Paul Fix Richard Bravo
William Hopper Col. Kenneth Penmark
Jesse White Emory Wages
Gage Clarke Reginald 'Reggie' Tasker
Joan Croydon Claudia Fern (as Joan Croyden)
Frank Cady Henry Daigle
Frances Bavier Woman in dinner party scene
Shelley Fabares Margie
Don C. Harvey Guard in Hospital Corridor
Dayton Lummis The Doctor
John Truax The Sergeant
Vivian Clermont Mary Beth Musgrove
Kathy Garver Rhoda's Classmate
Edna Holland Saleslady
Natalie Masters Nurse

Producers

Editors

Warren Low

1957 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1957 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1957 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1957 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1957 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Won
1957 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Nominated
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