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The Bad Seed (1956)

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129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.
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Harold Rosson (as Hal Rosson)
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$1,000,000
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Sep 12, 1956 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Nancy Kelly
Christine Penmark Christine Penmark   See fewer
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Patty McCormack
Rhoda Penmark Rhoda Penmark   See fewer
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Henry Jones
Leroy Jessup Leroy Jessup   See fewer
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Eileen Heckart
Hortense Daigle Hortense Daigle   See fewer
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Evelyn Varden
Monica Breedlove Monica Breedlove   See fewer
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William Hopper
Col. Kenneth Penmark Col. Kenneth Penmark   See fewer
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Paul Fix
Richard Bravo Richard Bravo   See fewer
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Jesse White
Emory Wages Emory Wages   See fewer
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Gage Clarke
Reginald 'Reggie' Tasker Reginald 'Reggie' Tasker   See fewer
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Joan Croydon
Claudia Fern (as Joan Croyden) Claudia Fern (as Joan Croyden)   See fewer
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Frank Cady
Henry Daigle Henry Daigle   See fewer
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Frances Bavier
Woman in dinner party scene (uncredited) Woman in dinner party scene (uncredited)   See fewer
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Violet Cane
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vivian Clermont
Mary Beth Musgrove (uncredited) Mary Beth Musgrove (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shelley Fabares
Margie (uncredited) Margie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathy Garver
Rhoda's Classmate (uncredited) Rhoda's Classmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don C. Harvey
Guard in Hospital Corridor (uncredited) Guard in Hospital Corridor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edna Holland
Saleslady (uncredited) Saleslady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dayton Lummis
The Doctor (uncredited) The Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Natalie Masters
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patricia Morrow
Ginny (uncredited) Ginny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adele Taylor
Teacher (uncredited) Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Truax
The Sergeant (uncredited) The Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 11,659 votes