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:
  • Anita Loos
  • Ralph Wheelwright
  • Hugo Butler

Stars:
Release Date: 1941-07-25
themoviedb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 99
Henry O'Neill
Henry O'Neill
Judge
Theresa Harris
Theresa Harri...
Cleo
Marsha Hunt
Marsha Hunt
Charlotte
Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeo...
Sam Gladney
John Eldredge
John Eldredge
Damon McPherson
Clinton Rosemond
Clinton Rosem...
Zeke
Samuel S. Hinds
Samuel S. Hin...
Mr. George Kahley
Cecil Cunningham
Cecil Cunning...
Mrs. Marcus Gilworth
Kathleen Howard
Kathleen Howa...
Mrs. Sarah Keats
Charles Arnt
Charles Arnt
G. Harrington Hedger
Greer Garson
Greer Garson
Edna Gladney
Felix Bressart
Felix Bressar...
Dr. Max Breslar
Fay Holden
Fay Holden
Mrs. Catherine Kahly
William Henry
William Henry
Allan Keats
Marc Lawrence
Marc Lawrence
Bert La Verne
Edith Evanson
Edith Evanson
Hilda
Harry Hayden
Harry Hayden
Senator
Howard C. Hickman
Howard C. Hic...
Senator
Selmer Jackson
Selmer Jackso...
Senator
Cy Kendall
Cy Kendall
Harrington
Clarence Kolb
Clarence Kolb
Senator
Carroll Nye
Carroll Nye
Mr. Loring
Oscar O'Shea
Oscar O'Shea
Dr. West
Emory Parnell
Emory Parnell
Senator
Almira Sessions
Almira Sessio...
Mrs. Brown
Emmett Vogan
Emmett Vogan
Joshua Bedlow
Will Wright
Will Wright
Senator
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