The Bad Seed

Lists: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "Young Rhoda Penmark is sweet, smart … and inherently evil! After a school chum dies during a picnic, no one suspects Rhoda, except the janitor of her apartment building. But when Rhoda's mother finds out that her own mother was a cold-blooded killer, she begins to suspect Rhoda might be the victim of some faulty genetics."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1956: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Patty McCormack (Rhoda Penmark)
  • Eileen Heckart (Hortense Daigle)
  • Henry Jones (Leroy Jessup)
  • Nancy Kelly (Christine Penmark)
  • Evelyn Varden (Monica Breedlove)
  • William Hopper (Col. Kenneth Penmark)
  • Paul Fix (Richard Bravo)
  • Jesse White (Emory Wages)
  • Gage Clarke (Reginald Reggie Tasker)
  • Joan Croydon (Claudia Fern)
  • Frank Cady (Henry Daigle)
  • (Director)