The Bad Seed

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  • NR
A single mother discovers that within her seemingly angelic daughter beats the heart of a cold-blooded serial murderer. One woman must make a terrible decision about the daughter she loves and desperately wants to protect in this classic thriller.
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A single mother discovers that within her seemingly angelic daughter beats the heart of a cold-blooded serial murderer. One woman must make a terrible decision about the daughter she loves and desperately wants to protect in this classic thriller.

Original Release

09/12/1956

US 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

1957OscarBest Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1957OscarBest Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1957OscarBest Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1957OscarBest Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1957Golden GlobeBest Supporting Actress Won
1957Golden GlobeBest Supporting Actress Nominated
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