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This film still holds up thanks to the performances and compelling storyline of psychopathic behavior by children. Mervyn LeRoy's direction is uneven as some scenes feel too theatrical and others are more cinematically filmed.
Their may be to many talking scenes for some people, but I think it is one of the best black and white movies, along with Psycho.
More a play than a movie, it's very loose and repetitive. However, this was new territory for 1956 and the subject matter was novel and horrifying. The acting was, in most instances, superb, and a thin line of suspense permeates the movie. Watching it 60 years later, and having a general feel for how the plot will progress, it is depressing rather than thought-provoking. The old nature-nurture debate has been put to bed by modern science.
The best thrilling movie ever made!
Horrible, had the worst ending, I can't believe someone would make this kind of movie The dad should have llived. Do not watch with your grandchildren.
From the grand child I did not enjoy this movie it should be gone
If you read this then hate to because I am talking about a horrible
Movie the worst movie ever grrru
Excellent movie based on the play with a very disturbing and chilling theme, but nevertheless very fascinating to behold featuring wonderful scenes and dialogues and, foremost, acting, the performances, all Oscar worthy: Nancy Kelly as the poor mother and, of course, little "devil" Patty as the blind to pity child are fantastic.
When a third grade penmanship medal goes to an undeserving candidate, the death toll skyrockets.
It falls apart in some areas, but the film as a whole is so well-written and well acted, that it's fairly easy to look past them.
what a kid; her mother's stupid.
A seemingly prim and proper 8-year-old girl is suspiciously near a classmate who earned a medal instead of her when he drowns, thus setting off questions about her involvement in his death. The concept of an evil child is inherently eerie, and the film likens the possibility of one who can commit murder to Mozart showing his talent for music at a very young age. There are a couple of chilling moments as the mother's suspicions grow and the past unfolds, her own as well as the child's, but the film drags in places, lacks tension, and is too long at 129 minutes. It also suffers from a ridiculous ending which was not present in the novel or play, and entirely due to the Hays Code. Nancy Kelly is reasonably good in the role of the mother, but it's surprising to me that she and a couple of co-stars were nominated for Academy Awards, including Patty McCormack, the child, who was mediocre. I suspect the acclaim was due to the content being more shocking in 1956, but today, the film is just barely passable. As a side note, though, it's interesting that the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds got its name from the novel.