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The Black Orchid (1958)

The Black Orchid




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A poor New York neighborhood is home to Rose (Sophia Loren), a grieving widow who pushed her late husband into a life of crime for monetary gain. Her son Ralph (Jimmy Baird) labors on a state work farm because of his own criminal involvement. Frank (Anthony Quinn) is a widower who falls in love with Rose. Frank's daughter Mary strongly objects to her father's love for "a gangster's wife". Failing to convince her father to abandon the affair, she locks herself in her room. Frank agonizes over his daughter's condition, fearing she will be consumed with the same mental problems that led to her mother's death. Ralph escapes from the work farm, but Frank convinces him to return. Meanwhile, Rose must convince Mary that she is a good woman in order to find happiness in her love for Frank.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joseph Stefano
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 29, 1992
Paramount Pictures


Sophia Loren
as Rose Bianco
Anthony Quinn
as Frank Valente
Ina Balin
as Mary Valente
Naomi Stevens
as Giulia Gallo
Virginia Vincent
as Alma Gallo
Whit Bissell
as Mr. Harmon
Frank Puglia
as Henry Gallo
Zolya Talma
as Consuello
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Unfortunately, Joseph Stefano, who wrote the original script, did not put into the hands of the director a story that is up to Mr. Quinn.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A seriously bad tearjerker.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

A totally misleading title may have made this a flop at the box office because it had a lot to recommend it as a movie.

Full Review… | January 7, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Quinn cria um personagem carismático, mas o elenco feminino parece formado apenas por figuras paranóicas e controladoras.

February 10, 2004
Cinema em Cena

July 6, 2005

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