The Bad Seed

(1956)

Overview

Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark and his wife, Christine, dote on their daughter, Rhoda -- as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove. But self-centered Rhoda has a secret tendency for selfishness and loves to accumulate gifts, whether given or stolen, in her room. Christine keeps her knowledge of her daughter's darker side to herself, but when a schoolmate of Rhoda's dies mysteriously, her self-deception unravels.

  1. Mervyn LeRoy

    Director

  2. William March

    Novel

  3. John Lee Mahin

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Nancy Kelly

    Nancy Kelly

    Christine Penmark

  2. Patty McCormack

    Patty McCormack

    Rhoda Penmark

  3. Eileen Heckart

    Eileen Heckart

    Hortense Daigle

  4. Henry Jones

    Henry Jones

    Leroy Jessup

  5. Evelyn Varden

    Evelyn Varden

    Monica Breedlove

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The Bad Seed
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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 12, 1956
    NR
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $1,000,000.00

Revenue -

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