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The Bad Seed (1956)

Patty McCormack as "Rhoda Penmark"

Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark (William Hopper) and his wife, Christine (Nancy Kelly), dote on their pig-tailed daughter, Rhoda (Patty McCormack) -- as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove (Evelyn Varden). 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.

Academy Award (1956) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1956) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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