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Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

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99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.
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Writers
Anita Loos (screenplay by) | Ralph Wheelwright (story by)
Composer
Herbert Stothart (musical score)
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Updated Jun 26, 1941

Release date
Aug 15, 1941 (United States)

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Greer Garson
Edna Gladney Edna Gladney   See fewer
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Walter Pidgeon
Sam Gladney Sam Gladney   See fewer
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Felix Bressart
Dr. Max Breslar Dr. Max Breslar   See fewer
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Charlotte Charlotte   See fewer
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Mrs. Kahly Mrs. Kahly   See fewer
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Mr. Kahly Mr. Kahly   See fewer
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Kathleen Howard
Mrs. Keats Mrs. Keats   See fewer
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George Lessey
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Charles Arnt
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Ann Morriss
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Tony (as Pat Barker) Tony (as Pat Barker)   See fewer
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La Verne La Verne   See fewer
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Mr. Jason (uncredited) Mr. Jason (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 1,531 votes