She fought intolerance and ignorance to find homes for orphans Greer Garson shines in a real-life tale of devotion. They are shunned, these babies of unmarried mothers – ignored, taunted, labeled “creatures of shame.” But to Edna Gladney (Greer Garson), founder of the Texas Children’s Home and Aid Society, every abandoned child deserves the miracle of a loving home. An Oscar® winner* and four-time nominee** including Best Picture, Blossoms in the Dust is the heartfelt story of the woman who worked that miracle time and time again. In her first pairing with Walter Pidgeon, Garson imbues this real-life heroine with beauty, tenderness and will. Every child has a right to be loved. Edna’s devotion to that right echoes today as she declares, “There are no illegitimate babies…only illegitimate parents.”

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Blossoms in the Dust (2008)

Romance/Drama · 1h 39m · 8/15/1941

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She fought intolerance and ignorance to find homes for orphans Greer Garson shines in a real-life tale of devotion. They are shunned, these babies of unmarried mothers – ignored, taunted, labeled “creatures of shame.” But to Edna Gladney (Greer Garson), founder of the Texas Children’s Home and Aid Society, every abandoned child deserves the miracle of a loving home. An Oscar® winner* and four-time nominee** including Best Picture, Blossoms in the Dust is the heartfelt story of the woman who worked that miracle time and time again. In her first pairing with Walter Pidgeon, Garson imbues this real-life heroine with beauty, tenderness and will. Every child has a right to be loved. Edna’s devotion to that right echoes today as she declares, “There are no illegitimate babies…only illegitimate parents.”

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Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Cast
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Greer Garson

Edna Gladney
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Walter Pidgeon

Sam Gladney
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Felix Bressart

Dr. Max Breslar
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Marsha Hunt

Charlotte
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Fay Holden

Mrs. Kahly
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Samuel S. Hinds

Mr. Kahly
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Kathleen Howard

Mrs. Keats
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George Lessey

Mr. Keats
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William Henry

Allan Keats
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Henry O'Neill

Judge
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John Eldredge

Damon
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Clinton Rosemond

Zeke
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Theresa Harris

Cleo
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Charles Arnt

G. Harrington Hedger
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Cecil Cunningham

Mrs. Gilworth
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Ann Morriss

Mrs. Loring
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Richard Nichols

Sammy
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Pat Barker

Tony
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Mary Zimbalist

Helen (as Mary Taylor)
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Marc Lawrence

La Verne
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Ernie Alexander

Mr. Jason (uncredited)
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Harry Allen

Gus, Kahly's Servant (uncredited)
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Sam Ash

Bidder (uncredited)
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Joan Barclay

Guest at First Party (uncredited)
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Paul Barrett

Guest at First Party (uncredited)
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Charles Bates

(uncredited)
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Arthur Belasco

Bidder (uncredited)
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Art Berry Sr.

Mill Worker (uncredited)
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Margaret Bert

Helen (uncredited)
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Henry Blair

Child (uncredited)
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Sally Ann Brown

Child (uncredited)
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Georgia Caine

Sam's Secretary (uncredited)
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Davison Clark

City Councilman (uncredited)
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Dora Clement

Guest at Second Party (uncredited)
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David Clyde

Frederick, Kahly's Butler (uncredited)
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Tristram Coffin

Mr. Teddy Howard (adopting Oliver) (uncredited)
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Nadine Conner

Soloist in Opening Credits (uncredited)
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Carol Coombs

Child (uncredited)
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Georgie Cooper

Lady Against Legislation (uncredited)
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Irene Crane

Soloist in Opening Credits (uncredited)
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Madge Crane

Lady Against Legislation (uncredited)
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Joseph Crehan

Council Chairman (uncredited)
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Oliver Cross

Guest at First Party (uncredited)
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Sidney D'Albrook

Lane (uncredited)
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Cliff Danielson

Mill Worker (uncredited)
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Sheila Darcy

Guest at Second Party (uncredited)
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Frank Darien

Jones, Gladney's Accountant (uncredited)
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Marga Ann Deighton

Lady Against Legislation (uncredited)
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John Dilson

Auctioneer (uncredited)
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Mike Donovan

Mill Worker (uncredited)
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Lester Dorr

Court Attendant (uncredited)
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Jane Drummond

Mrs. Howard (adopting Oliver) (uncredited)
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Claire Du Brey

Nurse at Sammy's Birth (uncredited)
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William Dudley

Guest at Second Party (uncredited)
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Estelle Etterre

Guest at First Party (uncredited)
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Edith Evanson

Hilda, Mrs. Kahly's Maid (uncredited)
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Paul Everton

Texas Senator (uncredited)
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Frank Faylen

Man With Man Carrying Dead Child (uncredited)
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Edward Fielding

Judge (uncredited)
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Roy Gordon

Craig, Edna's Lawyer (uncredited)
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Harrison Greene

Mr. Piggott (uncredited)
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George Harris

Newboy (uncredited)
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Harry Hayden

Texas Senator (uncredited)
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Edward Hearn

Mill Worker (uncredited)
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Fay Helm

Leta Eldredge (adopting Tony) (uncredited)
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Dell Henderson

Sergeant at Arms (uncredited)
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Howard C. Hickman

Texas Senator (uncredited)
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John Ince

Mill Worker (uncredited)
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Selmer Jackson

Texas Senator (uncredited)
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Edward Keane

Second Businessman (uncredited)
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Cy Kendall

Harrington (uncredited)
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Milton Kibbee

Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Clarence Kolb

Texas Senator T.R. Cotton (uncredited)
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Hope Landin

Olga (uncredited)
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Kay Linaker

Mrs. Bedlow, in Court (uncredited)
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Mary MacLaren

Bidder (uncredited)
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Edwin Maxwell

City Councilman (uncredited)
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Ralph McCullough

Mill Worker (uncredited)
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Florine McKinney

Guest at Second Party (uncredited)
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Edward McWade

Darrow (uncredited)
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Howard M. Mitchell

Man Carrying Dead Child (uncredited)
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Roger Moore

Notary (uncredited)
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Ann Morrison

Maid (uncredited)
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Ottola Nesmith

Nana, the Governess (uncredited)
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Winifred Nimo

Guest at Second Party (uncredited)
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Carroll Nye

Mr. Loring, Dora's Husband (uncredited)
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Anne O'Neal

Lena (uncredited)
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Oscar O'Shea

Dr. West (uncredited)
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Lotte Palfi Andor

Maid (uncredited)
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Emory Parnell

Texas Senator (uncredited)
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Edward Peil Sr.

Mill Worker (uncredited)
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Nora Perry

Mary (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Guest at First Party (uncredited)
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Purnell Pratt

Texas Senator (uncredited)
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Sandra Lee Richards

Child (uncredited)
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Henry Roquemore

Third Businessman (uncredited)
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Dick Rush

Train Conductor (uncredited)
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Charles Sargent

Musician (uncredited)
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Almira Sessions

Mrs. Brown, With the Vase (uncredited)
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Janet Shaw

Tess (uncredited)
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Kathryn Sheldon

Mrs. Taylor, Matron Holding a Baby in Court (uncredited)
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Byron Shores

Mr. Eldredge (adopting Tony) (uncredited)
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Gertrude Simpson

Matron in Court (uncredited)
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Emmett Smith

Jasper (uncredited)
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James P. Spencer

Mr. Dirk (uncredited)
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Grace Stafford

Molly (uncredited)
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Elliott Sullivan

Note Collector (uncredited)
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Ferris Taylor

First Businessman (uncredited)
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Emanuel A. Turner

Charles, a Process Server (uncredited)
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Guy Usher

City Councilman (uncredited)
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Emmett Vogan

Mr. Bedlow, in Court (uncredited)
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Ethel Wales

Angry Woman in Senate Balcony (uncredited)
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Bryant Washburn

Guest at Second Party (uncredited)
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Jasper Weldon

Driver (uncredited)
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Cynthia Westlake

Guest at First Party (uncredited)
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Anne Wigton

Guest at Second Party (uncredited)
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Buddy Williams

Porter (uncredited)
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Douglas Wood

President of Texas Senate (uncredited)
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Harry Worth

Rader, La Verne's Shyster Lawyer (uncredited)
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William Worthington

City Councilman (uncredited)
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Will Wright

Texas Senator (uncredited)
Crew
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Mervyn LeRoy

Director
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Anita Loos

Writer
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Ralph Wheelwright

Writer
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Hugo Butler

Writer
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Dorothy Yost

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Blossoms in the Dust

(DVD)

11/11/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

Blossoms in the Dust

(DVD)

8/2/2011

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