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The Bad Seed

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Original title
The Bad Seed
Running time
129 min.
United States United States
John Lee Mahin (Play: Maxwell Anderson. Novel: William March)
Alex North
Harold Rosson (B&W)
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Warner Bros. Pictures
Drama. Horror. Thriller | Childhood. Family Relationships. Melodrama
Synopsis / Plot
Christine Penmark seems to have it all: a lovely home, a loving husband and the most "perfect" daughter in the world. But since childhood, Christine has suffered from the most terrible recurring nightmare. And her "perfect" daughter's accomplishments include lying, theft and possibly much, much worse. Only Christine knows the truth about her daughter and only Christine's father knows the truth about her nightmare.
1956: 4 Nominations Oscar: Actress (Kelly), Supporting Actresses (Heckart & McCormack), Cinematography B&W
1956: Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actress (Eileen Heckart). 2 Nominations
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