MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 21,734 this week

No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  12 May 1950 (Austria)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 317 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 7 critic

John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she's a cold, unfeeling woman, despite loving her. Her cold emotional state is in ... See full summary »

Director:

(as St. John L. Clowes)

Writers:

(book), (as St. John L. Clowes)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Patrice Chéreau obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 115 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 65 titles
created 27 Mar 2014
 
a list of 343 titles
created 30 Jul 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)

No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of No Orchids for Miss Blandish.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles
Robot Monster (1953)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director: Phil Tucker
Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett
Eegah (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.

Director: Arch Hall Sr.
Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Marilyn Manning, Richard Kiel
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Julia, a divorced American fashion designer, is dying of a tragic, incurable disease. With only ten days to live, she spends her time vacationing in an Italian villa and watching television... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Marcello Mastroianni, Enrico Simonetti
The Conqueror (1956)
Adventure | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.

Director: Dick Powell
Stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot
Eva (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A raw Welsh novelist in Venice is humiliated by a money-loving Frenchwoman who erotically ensnares him.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker, Virna Lisi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this gritty film noir, cynical ex-RAF flyer Morgan, bored with civilian life, joins a break-in gang led by Narcy. On his first job, the getaway car crashes after killing a policeman. ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones
Wild Weed (1949)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A chorus girl's career is ruined and her brother is driven to suicide when she starts smoking marijuana.

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Lila Leeds, Alan Baxter, Lyle Talbot
Heat Wave (1954)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American writer living in England gets entangled in a scheme by a beautiful blonde to murder her rich husband.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Sidney James
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat people.

Director: Vic Savage
Stars: Vic Savage, Shannon O'Neil, William Thourlby
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack La Rue ...
Hugh McDermott ...
Linden Travers ...
Walter Crisham ...
MacDonald Parke ...
Doc (as Macdonald Parke)
Danny Green ...
Lilli Molnar ...
Ma Grisson (as Lilly Molnar)
Charles Goldner ...
Louis--Headwaiter
Zoe Gail ...
Margo (as Zoë Gail)
Leslie Bradley ...
Richard Nielson ...
Riley (as Richard Nelson)
Michael Balfour ...
Barney
Frances Marsden ...
Jack Lester ...
Bill O'Connor ...
Edit

Storyline

John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she's a cold, unfeeling woman, despite loving her. Her cold emotional state is in large part due to leading a restricted life. A low level thug named Johnny overhears their secret wedding night plans, and peddles the idea of robbing her of the $100,000 worth of diamond jewelry with which she will be adorned to two groups of his gangster acquaintances, who are in competition with each other. The robbery doesn't go quite according to plan, with Miss Blandish ultimately being kidnapped and held under the eye of Slim Grisson, the heir apparent as head of the violent Grisson gang, currently run by Ma Grisson. Kidnapping holds higher risk but possible greater reward as everyone figures they can get at least $1 million for her. Ma has no plans of letting her go, killing her after getting the money. But a surprise move by Slim, who has a secret past with Miss Blandish, turns the tables ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 May 1950 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Black Dice  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film caused huge controversy in the UK after it was passed with an uncut 'A' rating on account of the violence and rape implied in the story, leading to critic Dilys Powell stating that the film be "branded with a "D" certificate for disgusting". This led to various councils banning the film completely and politicians demanding an investigation into the running of the BBFC, and censor Sir Sidney Harris was forced to issue an apology for having "failed to protect the public". See more »

Quotes

Eddie Schultz: I never count my chickens till I've wrung their necks.
See more »

Connections

References How Green Was My Valley (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Still Waters
Music & lyrics by George Melachrino & James Dyrenforth
Performed by Zoe Gail
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Plan 9 from the UK
29 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by the consistent entertainment value of this movie.

This psycho pseudo-noir is actually quite successful visually, the sort of film that begs you to hit the "mute" button. With the sound turned on the dialog and the attempts at acting tough by the brit-sissies playing American gangsters (who I admit are brutally butch looking) are both spectacularly, bad in a very disorienting, familiar way: though it precedes "Plan 9..." by 11 years, this movie sports serious (Ed) Wood. It has a similarly quirky charm.

The one actual (expatriate) American in the movie, Jack La Rue, is almost as miscast as the Brits. This is odd considering his earlier, much more convincing work in The Story of Temple Drake, etc.

One telling scene near the end, a nightclub routine almost as bizarre as Jim Carrey's thalidomide baby routine in the Clint Eastwood movie "Pink Cadilac," made me wonder if the whole film was a goof, intended to have a "camp" sensibility.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Interesting but not believeable borodinrodin
I Spy episode War Lords is based on this movie jonjax71
Thank Heavens Fred-333
How many brands of gasoline can one station sell? barahona44
Discuss No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?