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Seed (1931)

Bart is a clerk for a publishing company. He has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend, Mildred, is manager of the company's Paris office. She ... See full summary »

Director:

John M. Stahl

Writers:

Gladys Lehman, Charles G. Norris (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Bill Willis ... Danny Carter
Jack Willis Jack Willis ... Dicky Carter
Frances Dade ... Nancy
Kenneth Seiling Kenneth Seiling ... Junior Carter as a Child (as Kenneth Snelling)
Terry Cox Terry Cox ... Danny Carter as a Child
Dickie Moore ... Johnny Carter as a Child
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Bart is a clerk for a publishing company. He has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend, Mildred, is manager of the company's Paris office. She manages to get the novel published and talks Bart into marrying her after he divorces Peggy. Initially successful, Bart must turn to writing trash to keep Mildred in money. When he sees how well his four sons and daughter Margaret have grown without his help, he asks Peggy to let them all come live with him and Mildred. Peggy agrees, but the arrival of his beloved children puts Mildred's future in jeopardy. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Girls! "SEED" is your story!...it 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!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Filhos See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The 23 Year Old Bette Davis
6 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

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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