The Black Orchid (1958)




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In this film, newly widowed florist Rose holds herself responsible for the death of her husband, a well-known gangster. A widower falls in love with Rose, much to the dismay of his daughter, who fears that he will be destroyed as thoroughly as Rose's first husband.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Paramount Pictures

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Sophia Loren
as Rose Bianco
Anthony Quinn
as Frank Valente
Jimmy Baird
as Ralph Bianco
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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Critic Reviews for The Black Orchid

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

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 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A seriously bad tearjerker.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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

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

February 10, 2004
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July 5, 2005

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