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Black Orchid (1953)

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A doctor's ex-wife dies of nicotine poison.

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Cast overview:
Ronald Howard ...
Dr.John Winnington
Olga Edwardes ...
Christine Shaw
John Bentley ...
Eric Blair
Mary Laura Wood ...
Sophie Winnington
Patrick Barr ...
Vincent Humphries
Sheila Burrell ...
Annette
Russell Napier ...
Inspector Markham
Mary Jones ...
Mrs. Humphries
Alan Robinson ...
Solicitor
Ian Fleming ...
Coroner
Tom Gill ...
Travel Agent Clerk
Tucker McGuire ...
American Woman
Richard Shaw ...
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A doctor's ex-wife dies of nicotine poison.

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The traffic accident late in the film takes place in front of the St. John's Wood tube station, at the intersection of Finchley Road and Grove End Road, London NW8. (The view has changed somewhat on 2010 Google Maps, but the main landmarks are still visible.) See more »

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Feeble Quota Quickie
12 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Marvelous isn't it how some bad old movies simply refuse to lie down and die? "Black Orchid" is a British quota quickie that will not surrender. Maybe because it has such a short running time, plus an intriguing title, plus Ronald Howard (whose Sherlock Holmes has a following), it has been a favorite on my local TV station. Hardly a year went by without two or three airings. And it was still running strong in 2006. By some miracle, the rights presumably then expired because it hasn't surfaced since. It's a thoroughly boring movie with absolutely nothing to offer. With the exceptions of Sheila Burrell's fawningly vicious Annette and Mary Laura Wood's preening socialite, the players are a lackluster lot. John Bentley is especially glum and even ever-reliable Russell Napier seems to be playing at half-steam.


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