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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

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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
Virginia Grey ...
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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They touched...and an evil spark was struck! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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27 July 1960 (USA)  »

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Retrato en negro  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This marked the third and final onscreen teaming of Sandra Dee and John Saxon. Over 30 years later they would co-star in the play "Love Letters". 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 »

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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

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Standard suspenser is given the full Hollywood treatment.
1 November 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

A beautiful, but faithless woman(Lana Turner) plots with her handsome, but brooding doctor-lover(Anthony Quinn) to murder her sickly husband(Lloyd Nolan). No, there's nothing overly fancy about this suspense melodrama, in fact in content it's quite ordinary. But the movie is given Hollywood's full treatment with striking photography, splendid costuming and decor, and good performances by a capable cast. Trivia: this film reunited IMITATION OF LIFE producer Ross Hunter with that movie's stars Lana Turner and Sandra Dee. Having played mother and daughter in that film, Turner and Dee are stepmother and stepdaughter this time around.


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