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Capt. Curtis 'Curt' Maddox
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Doris Ashley
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Leonore Bergman
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Walter Bergman
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Marie Farrell
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Phillip Murray
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Dr. Lansing
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Harvey Koster
Elizabeth Lindsey ...
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Haunani Minn ...
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Lloyd Murdoch
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Halehone
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Bryce Parker
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Hester Ashley Murdoch (as Madeline Stowe)
Arthur Rosenberg ...
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Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might be blamed, because she was white, but do so anyway. Almost immediately everyone suspects they are to blame. When Hester's politically influential mother Doris finds out what really happened, she fearing a scandal, forces her daughter to blame the men who rescued her, of raping and beating her. It's up to detective Curt Maddox, to find out what really happened, and their Hawaiian lawyer to do the impossible. Convince a white court of law, that they are innocent. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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23 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Blut und Orchideen  »

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Blood And Orchids Is A Compelling Must See Mini Series

Blood and Orchids is a very compelling must see mini series.First off, this is suppose to be based on a true occurrence in Hawaii many many years ago.I saw this for the first time on television way back in 1986.I remember that I was just amazed at what has transpired in the story.I taped this movie several years ago, and I watched it not too long ago.It is just as compelling as it was the very first time that I saw this movie. The movie itself is gorgeous to look at.It is glossy, and full of color. I cannot say enough about Jane Alexander who played the very domineering mother.Jane Alexander played the part just right. Miss Alexander is one of the best actresses of all time.All of the cast was wonderful. I loved seeing Jose Ferrer in the part of the attorney. He is excellent, no matter what part he plays.If you have not seen this mini series then you should.I do not recommend this mini series for children to watch.I have this mini series on VHS tape.


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