Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. They have a son, who is killed when very young. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home for foundlings and orphans and begins to place children in good homes, despite the opposition of "conservative" citizens, who would condemn illegitimate children for being born out of wedlock. Eventually Edna leads a fight in the Texas legislature to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records in that state, while continuing to be an advocate for homeless children.

Directing:
  • Mervyn LeRoy

Writing:
  • Dorothy Yost
  • Hugo Butler
  • Anita Loos

Stars:
Release Date: 1941-08-15
themoviedb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 99

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Will Wright
Will Wright
Senator
Greer Garson
Greer Garson
Edna Gladney
Marc Lawrence
Marc Lawrence
Bert La Verne
Walter Pidgeon
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Sam Gladney
Felix Bressart
Felix Bressar...
Dr. Max Breslar
Marsha Hunt
Marsha Hunt
Charlotte
Fay Holden
Fay Holden
Mrs. Catherine Kahly
Samuel S. Hinds
Samuel S. Hin...
Mr. George Kahley
Kathleen Howard
Kathleen Howa...
Mrs. Sarah Keats
George Lessey
George Lessey
Mr. Keats
William Henry
William Henry
Allan Keats
Henry O'Neill
Henry O'Neill
Judge
John Eldredge
John Eldredge
Damon McPherson
Theresa Harris
Theresa Harri...
Cleo
Charles Arnt
Charles Arnt
G. Harrington Hedger
Cecil Cunningham
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Mrs. Marcus Gilworth
Edith Evanson
Edith Evanson
Hilda
Edward Fielding
Edward Fieldi...
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Harry Hayden
Harry Hayden
Senator
Selmer Jackson
Selmer Jackso...
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Cy Kendall
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Clarence Kolb
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Senator
Oscar O'Shea
Oscar O'Shea
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Emory Parnell
Emory Parnell
Senator
Emmett Vogan
Emmett Vogan
Joshua Bedlow
Claire Du Brey
Claire Du Bre...
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Frank Faylen
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Edwin Maxwell
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Frank McLure
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Roger Moore
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Howard Hickman
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