• The Bad Seed (1956)

The Bad Seed

Release Date: 1956

DVD Release Date: August 10th, 2004

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden, William Hopper, Paul Fix, Jesse White

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: Melodramatic, Mother, 1950s, Death, Daughter, Mystery, Fall, New York City, Dark

Awards

Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)