The Bad Seed | Full Movie

The Bad Seed
  • UR
  • 2h 7m
  • 1956
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A single mother, adopted herself as a small child, discovers the horrifying truth that within her seemingly angelic young daughter beats the heart of a cold-blooded serial murderer ... even as she learns that her own mother killed everyone else in her family. Now as more people die, one woman must make a terrible decision about the daughter she loves and desperately wants to protect in this classic thriller.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TIME Magazine

Director LeRoy has been overly faithful to the play script.

June 22, 2017
Variety Staff

This melodrama about a child with an inbred talent for homicide is pretty unpleasant stuff on its...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

Mervyn LeRoy, who produced and directed, has lost a great deal of the bite of the play.

June 21, 2017
Time Out

1956 was way too soon for an unfettered treatment of the central premise.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date:September 29, 1956
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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