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Blood & Orchids (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  23 February 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Curtis 'Curt' Maddox
Doris Ashley
Leonore Bergman
Walter Bergman
Marie Farrell
Phillip Murray
Dr. Lansing
Harvey Koster
Elizabeth Lindsey ...
Haunani Minn ...
Princess Luahine
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Matt Salinger ...
Bryce Parker
Hester Ashley Murdoch (as Madeline Stowe)
Arthur Rosenberg ...


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 <>

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Blut und Orchideen  »

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Great true-story suspense/drama based in Hawaii.
19 December 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie just after having lived in Hawaii and was there during the filming. I got to see some of the original locations and heard the story. It's fairly inflaming, knowing how the locals were so racially abused at times especially during WWII era by some military personnel and this movie illustrates that sad truth, as well as the fact that sometimes sexual bias and prejudices are used to advantage in order to avoid the truth and allow the innocent to suffer. The acting is really great too, note the fine list of actors contributing their efforts.

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