Gang boss Little John Sarto returns from Europe where he was looking for "class" to find his old mob taken over by Jack Burns. When he puts together a rival gang he gets wounded and seeks refuge in a monastery. He is gradually transformed by the simple, sincere brothers and, after one last gangland appearance, decides he has found class at last in the monastery. Written by
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We'd like youse to meet Brother Orchid!
Did You Know?
Both Charles De Ravenne
(Stable Boy) and John Qualen
(Mr. Pigeon) are in studio records for their roles in this film, "Brother Orchid (1940)," but neither were seen in the movie. See more
At 1:25:55 As Brother Orchid enters the monastery, he holds his hat with both hands. When it cuts to a medium shot, he is holding it with one. See more
Little Johnny Sarto
You know, to such a guy like me... love is like a scratch on the back. Sometimes feels good. But a guy can't go along all his life with an itch.
Featured in Bullets Over Hollywood
Second Piano Sonata (Funeral March)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played when Johnny looks at his photograph See more