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. 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."
1941, colour, 100 minutes