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15 April 1948 (UK) See more »
SHOCKING as a book! SENSATIONAL as a motion picture!
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Jack La Rue ... Slim Grisson

Hugh McDermott ... Dave Fenner
Linden Travers ... Miss Blandish
Walter Crisham ... Eddie Schultz
MacDonald Parke ... Doc (as Macdonald Parke)

Danny Green ... Flyn
Lilli Molnar ... Ma Grisson (as Lilly Molnar)
Charles Goldner ... Louis--Headwaiter
Zoe Gail ... Margo (as Zoë Gail)

Leslie Bradley ... Ted Bailey
Richard Neilson ... Riley (as Richard Nelson)
Michael Balfour ... Barney
Frances Marsden ... Anna Borg
Jack Lester ... Police Capt. Brennan
Bill O'Connor ... Johnny
Irene Prador ... Olga--Johnny's Girl

Percy Marmont ... John Blandish
John McLaren ... Foster Harvey
Annette D. Simmonds ... Cutie--Club Hostess (as Annette Simmons)

Jack Durant ... Nightclub Comic
Alicja Halama ... Specialty Act (as Halama and Konarski)
Czeslaw Konarski ... Specialty Act (as Halama and Konarski)
Toy ... Specialty Act (as Toy and Wyng)
Wing ... Specialty Act (as Toy and Wyng)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernest Borrow ... Blandish's Guest (uncredited)

Walter Gotell ... Joe - Nightclub Doorman (uncredited)

Sidney James ... Ted (uncredited)
Harold Kasket ... (uncredited)

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Dale MacDonald ... Bellboy with Orchids (uncredited)
Gibb McLaughlin ... Butler (uncredited)
Bart Norman ... Detective Flaherty (uncredited)

Directed by
St. John Legh Clowes  (as St. John L. Clowes)
Writing credits
James Hadley Chase (book)

St. John Legh Clowes (written by) (as St. John L. Clowes)

Produced by
St. John Legh Clowes .... producer (as St. John L. Clowes)
Oswald Mitchell .... associate producer
George Minter .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
George Melachrino 
Cinematography by
Gerald Gibbs 
Film Editing by
Manuel del Campo 
Art Direction by
Harry Moore 
Makeup Department
Doris Cummings .... hair stylist
Lester Garde .... makeup artist
Production Management
Laurie Lawrence .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Dorsett .... assistant director
Art Department
Maurice Pelling .... assistant art director
Sound Department
George Burgess .... sound supervisor
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Axtell .... chief electrician
Bernard Lewis .... camera operator (as Bernie Lewis)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Sinclair .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Connie Mason .... assistant editor
Other crew
Shirley Barnes .... continuity
Francis George .... assistant to director
Eric Pavitt .... assistant to director
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Black Dice" - USA (reissue title)
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102 min | UK:104 min | USA:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Linden Travers played Miss Blandish on the London stage before repeating the part here. She regarded this as her favorite role.See more »
Eddie Schultz:I never count my chickens till I've wrung their necks.See more »
Movie Connections:
References How Green Was My Valley (1941)See more »
When he'd got it, did he want it?See more »


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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Astonishingly Brutal, 8 September 2007
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

This is one of the roughest movies I've ever seen. I won't give anything away but, wow! The body-count is high.

Linden Travers looks lovely in the title role. This actress was, generally associated with a different sort of film. She's beautiful and elegant. But she gives this part her all.

"No Orchids For Miss Blandish" is a British movie trying to seem an American. For us today, that's very much a reversal: How often do American movies try to put on the dog and portray the British! Unfortunately, the movie at hand doesn't really succeed. We don't believe it's taking place in the US. Even though we're shocked at the nonstop violence, we don't believe the story fully, either.

Jack La Rue is good in the male lead. He was American. He is convincing.

I wish I could say I recommend this as more than a curiosity. Ms. Travers is indeed superb. But it isn't terribly good. Not bad but, apart from the exceptional violence, nothing special either.

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