|The Bad Seed 1956 N/R, 129 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Horror / Thriller
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart, Henry Jones, Evelyn Varden, William Hopper, Paul Fix, Jesse White, Frank Cady, Gage Clarke, Joan Croydon, Shelley Fabares, Patricia Morrow, Adele Taylor, John Truax
What happens when Christine Penmark (Nancy Kelly) fears that her adorable eight-year-old daughter, Rhoda (Patty McCormack), loves nothing more than to commit murder? Matters reach new heights when Rhoda's classmate drowns while at a class picnic, and Christine becomes convinced that Rhoda was involved. Christine fears that Rhoda's problems stem from the fact that Christine, herself, is the daughter of a convicted murderess, and she fears that Rhoda is a "bad seed." Christine gives Rhoda barbiturates to end her life and then shoots herself. Christine dies but Rhoda survives–until she is hit by a bolt of lightening. Kelly received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and both McCormack and Eileen Heckart (for her role as a victim's mother) received Best Supporting Actress nominations.
|Bell, Book and Candle 1958 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Fantasy
Director: Richard Quine
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester, Janice Rule, Philippe Clay, Howard McNear, Beck Nelson, Don Brodie, Ted Mapes, Gail Bonney, John Truax, James Lanphier
A modern-day witch, Gillian (Kim Novak), and warlock Nicky (Jack Lemmon), live in New York City's Greenwich Village. When Gillian falls for Shepherd "Shep" Henderson (James Stewart), she uses her magic spells to draw the unsuspecting Henderson to her. But, Gillian's mentor Mrs. De Pass (Hermione Gingold) does not approve and breaks Gillian's spell on Shep. Meanwhile, Nicky, with help from novelist Sidney Redlitch (Ernie Kovacs), writes a book on witchcraft, which he wants Shep to publish. After reading the manuscript, Shep realizes that he has been under Gillian's spell and dumps her. Later, Gillian, who has changed her ways, runs into Shep and cries real tears, which shows that she is no longer a witch, and Gillian and Shep find true love.
|The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown 1957 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: Norman Taurog
Cast: Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker, Fred Clark, Adolphe Menjou, Una Merkel, Benay Venuta, Robert Harris, Milton Frome, Dick Haynes, John Truax, Robert Harris, Joe Gray, Howard McNear
After kidnapping movie star Laurel Stevens (Jane Russell), criminals Dandy (Keenan Wynn) and Mike Valla (Ralph Meeker) are frustrated when their ransom note is taken for a publicity stunt.
|1. The Bad Seed (1956)|
2. Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
3. The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)
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