|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.
|The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm 1957 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Cast: Marjorie Main, Parker Fennelly, Gloria Talbott, John Smith, Claude Akins, Roy Barcroft, Patricia Morrow, George Dunn, George Arglen, Donald Baker, Ricky Kelman, Harvey B. Dunn, Hallene Hill, Polly Burson, Sara Taft
In this last entry in the series of Ma and Pa Kettle movies, Pa is played by Parker Fennelly, but Marjorie Main remains in her role of Ma Kettle. Ma and Pa Kettle encourage wealthy Sally (Gloria Talbott) to act like a hick in order to make her marriage to lumberman Brad (John Smith) work. Of course, complications ensue in this entertaining comedy.
|Peyton Place: The Next Generation 1985 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Larry Elikann
Cast: Christopher Connelly, James Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Patricia Morrow, Ed Nelson, Tim O'Connor, Barbara Parkins, Evelyn Scott, Ruth Warrick, Bruce Greenwood, Marguerite Hickey, Deborah Goodrich, Tony Quinn, John Beck, Jerry Haynes
Some of the major TV characters return in this movie based on the 1960s' TV series. It has been 20 years since Allison Mackenzie disappeared, and Allison's daughter, Megan (Marguerite Hickey), appears in town. Allison's sister, Kelly (Deborah Goodrich), is not pleased to have Megan in Peyton Place, and now the man (Bruce Greenwood) she is hoping to marry appears to be attracted to Megan. As the mystery of Allison's disappearance is looked into, dark secrets that the Peyton Place residents have been keeping are revealed. This film follows "Murder in Peyton Place."
|1. The Bad Seed (1956)|
2. The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957)
3. Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985)
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