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The Bad Seed (1956)

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Starring (View all)
John Truax John Truax
The Sergeant
Edna Holland Edna Holland
Saleslady
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis
The Doctor
Kathy Garver Kathy Garver
Rhoda's Classmate
Don C. Harvey Don C. Harvey
Guard in Hospital Corridor


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William March William March
(novel)


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bad seed, the

11 years, 4 months ago at Jun 18 21:45
Who could ever suspect the lovely Rhoda to be such an evil creature. She is so pure and so polite, but she KILLS!

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7 months ago at Mar 29 15:12
A conjunction of themes and facts: big play by Maxwell Anderson, good ol Le Roy handling it wisely to Hollywood, with original stars (great Nancy Kelly), and loosening a bit acting to explode on some effects of composition...
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Christine Penmark seems to have it all: a lovely home, a loving husband and the most "perfect" daughter in the world. But since childhood, Christine has suffered from the most terrible recurring nightmare. And her "perfect" daughter's accomplishments include lying, theft and possibly much, much worse. Only Christine knows the truth about her daughter and only Christine's father knows the truth about her nightmare.
Release date: 12 September 1956
UPC: 085393352424
Tags: Horror (9), Drama (6), Mystery (5), 1950s (4), Hospital (3), Lightning (3), Teacher (3), Piano (3), Secret (3), Murder (3), Janitor (3), Dream (3), 1956 (3), Based On Play (2), Shoe (2), Arson (2), Based On Book (2), Evil Child (2), Adoption (2), Marriage (2)
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