The Bad Seed

1956

The Bad Seed

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Young Patty McCormack received an Oscar nomination for her performance as a murderous child in this chilling dramatic horror classic. Shocking at the time of its release in 1956, The Bad Seed remains unsettling to this day as a single mother discovers that within her seemingly angelic daughter beats the heart of a cold-blooded serial murderer.

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Cast

Patty McCormack
as Rhoda Penmark
Nancy Kelly
as Mrs. Christine Penmark
Eileen Heckart
as Mrs. Daigle
Henry Jones
as LeRoy, Handyman,, Radio Voice
William Hopper
as Col. Kenneth Penmark
Evelyn Varden
as Monica Breedlove
Paul Fix
as Bravo
Joan Croydon
as Miss Fern
Frank Cady
as Mr. Daigle
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