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14 May 1931 (USA) See more »
Girls! "SEED" is your story! is made up of the thoughts you think in secret - good and bad - and since your thoughts are YOU, so "Seed" is YOU! DOn't fail to see the picture that reaches right into your heart and soul!
Bart is a clerk for a publishing company. He has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children... See more » | Add synopsis »
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John Boles ... Bart Carter

Genevieve Tobin ... Mildred

Lois Wilson ... Peggy Carter

Raymond Hackett ... Junior Carter

Bette Davis ... Margaret Carter

Zasu Pitts ... Jennie

Richard Tucker ... Bliss

Helen Parrish ... Margaret Carter as a Child

Dick Winslow ... Johnny Carter
Bill Willis ... Danny Carter
Jack Willis ... Dicky Carter

Frances Dade ... Nancy
Kenneth Seiling ... Junior Carter as a Child (as Kenneth Snelling)
Terry Cox ... Danny Carter as a Child

Dickie Moore ... Johnny Carter as a Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Cox ... Dicky Carter as a Child
Robert Gordon ... Office Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
John M. Stahl 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gladys Lehman 
Charles G. Norris  story

Produced by
E.M. Asher .... associate producer
Carl Laemmle Jr. .... producer
John M. Stahl .... producer
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jackson Rose 
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
Arthur Tavares 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Osborne .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
J. Clifford .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Adolph Fink .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Andor Pinter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Schiller .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter

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96 min
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Referenced in All About Bette (1994) (TV)See more »


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The 23 Year Old Bette Davis, 6 November 2003
Author: Single-Black-Male from London, England

Having been a star pupil at John Murray Anderson's Dramatic School, Bette Davis made her screen debut in this year and continued solidly acting in films throughout her life. What did they see in her at this stage? She had such a bland face which could be manufactured as being beautiful, but she wasn't exactly attractive was she?

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