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Portrait in Black (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 27 July 1960 (USA)
After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sheila Cabot
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Dr. David Rivera
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Howard Mason
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Cathy Cabot
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Blake Richards
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Cobb
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Miss Lee
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Tawny
Dennis Kohler ...
Peter Cabot
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Matthew S. Cabot
Elizabeth Chan ...
Chinese Dancer
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Dr. Kessler
John McNamara ...
Minister
George Womack ...
Foreman
Paul Birch ...
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Storyline

Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn are lovers who murder Lana's cruel, but wealthy husband, played by Lloyd Nolan. Since Quinn is her husband's physician, the murder is easily committed, but blackmail, guilt and suspicion are the unanticipated results. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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She had to fight for the right to love... See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

27 July 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Retrato en negro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was based on a 1947 Broadway play, but in the film, all of the characters' names have been changed. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Lee approaches Cathy and Blake the restaurant, Blake is holding a cup in his right hand and places it down. In the next shot, he's holding the cup in his left hand and puts it down again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 31 July 1960 (1960) See more »

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User Reviews

Great music, costumes. lighting and sets...."soap" at its best
19 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film was released 40 years ago yet stands the test of time.The music,costumes and sets are excellent, the acting lovable melodrama and the real winner... in my view.... the lighting!

Can you get an Oscar for that??

The tale is of a repressed rich housewife conspiring with her doctor lover to rid them of her invalid husband......and the spiders web which flows from that....

Great acting from all the cast---do not miss it!


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