The Black Orchid

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A seriously bad tearjerker. Loren's life is in ruins - her gangster husband has died, her son has become James Dean - until she meets up with nice widower Mr Quinn, who shows her his farm and daughter. Cue for the daughter to go round the twist at the thought of Loren as a stepmother. One in a long line of clinkers (except for the masterly Hud) from Ritt, and a first script by composer Joseph Stefano, who got his act together with his next picture, which was Psycho. ATu.

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Martin Ritt
Screenwriter: Joseph Stefano
Cast: Anthony Quinn
Jimmie Baird
Mark Richman
Sophia Loren
Frank Puglia
Naomi Stevens
Ina Balin

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5 / 5

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Brian

Loren won best film festival actress award. Much better film than reviewer thinks.

Brian

Loren won best film festival actress award. Much better film than reviewer thinks.