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The Bad Seed (12-Sep-1956)

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Writer: John Lee Mahin

From novel: The Bad Seed by William March

From a play: Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson

Music by: Alex North

Producer: Mervyn LeRoy

Keywords: Horror, Evil Children

An angelic ten-year-old raised by a military wife in a middle-class family, perfect in behavior and appearance, is a sociopathic serial killer. Chilling psychological thriller adapted from Maxwell Andersons's stage play. Nancy Kelly received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and both Eileen Heckart and Patty McCormack received nominations for Best Supporting Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Cady
Actor
8-Sep-1915 8-Jun-2012 Sam Drucker on Green Acres
Paul Fix
Actor
13-Mar-1901 14-Oct-1983 Marshal Torrance on The Rifleman
Eileen Heckart
Actor
29-Mar-1919 31-Dec-2001 Butterflies Are Free
William Hopper
Actor
26-Jan-1915 6-Mar-1970 Paul Drake on Perry Mason
Henry Jones
Actor
1-Aug-1912 17-May-1999 The Bad Seed
Nancy Kelly
Actor
25-Mar-1921 2-Jan-1995 The Bad Seed
Patty McCormack
Actor
21-Aug-1945   The Bad Seed
Evelyn Varden
Actor
12-Jun-1893 11-Jul-1958 The Bad Seed
Jesse White
Actor
3-Jan-1917 9-Jan-1997 The Maytag Repairman, 1967-88

CAST

Starring
Nancy Kelly   ...   Christine Penmark
And Introducing
Patty McCormack   ...   Rhoda
with
Henry Jones   ...   Leroy
Eileen Heckart   ...   Mrs. Daigle
Evelyn Varden   ...   Monica
William Hopper   ...   Kenneth Penmark
Paul Fix   ...   Richard Bravo
Jesse White   ...   Emory
Gage Clarke   ...   Tasker
Joan Croydon   ...   Miss Fern
Frank Cady   ...   Henry Daigle

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