Blossoms in the Dust

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.

Writing:
  • Anita Loos
  • Hugo Butler
  • Dorothy Yost
Directing:
  • Mervyn LeRoy
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  • Views: 2
  • Release Date: 1941-08-15
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 99

Walter Pidgeon

Sam Gladney

Roger Moore

Notary

Cy Kendall

Harrington

Greer Garson

Edna Gladney

Felix Bressart

Dr. Max Breslar

Marsha Hunt

Charlotte

Fay Holden

Mrs. Catherine Kahly

Samuel S. Hinds

Mr. George Kahley

Kathleen Howard

Mrs. Sarah Keats

George Lessey

Mr. Keats

William Henry

Allan Keats

John Eldredge

Damon McPherson

Charles Arnt

G. Harrington Hedger

Cecil Cunningham

Mrs. Marcus Gilworth

Marc Lawrence

Bert La Verne

Harry Hayden

Senator

Oscar O'Shea

Dr. West

Almira Sessions

Mrs. Brown

Emmett Vogan

Joshua Bedlow

Douglas Wood

Senator

Will Wright

Senator

Claire Du Brey

Nurse at Sammy's Birth

Frank Faylen

Man with Man Carrying Dead Child

Edwin Maxwell

City Councilman

Frank McLure

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