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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)  »

Also Known As:

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 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 »

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

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Loved Lana and Sandra Dee together, good movie for a rainy Sunday
7 December 1998 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This movie does not have a convoluted plot, no outrageous secrets that the viewer is unaware of, just plain good murderous suspense. Lana Turner is beautiful, and gives a flawlessly terse performance as the wealthy heiress to be.

Sandra Dee is very believable as her step-daughter, and nemesis. It was wonderful to see so many famous faces in this movie, which just happened to air on a movie channel on a Sunday afternoon. This is exactly what rainy-day entertainment should be, entertaining and pleasant to view. Lana and Sandra play wealthy women, and their costumes and home are a treat for the eyes. Watch this, you will be entertained, although the plot is not knee-deep.


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