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Portrait in Black (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3 September 1960 (UK)
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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Michael Gordon

Writers:

Ivan Goff (screenplay), Ben Roberts (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lana Turner ... Sheila Cabot
Anthony Quinn ... Dr. David Rivera
Richard Basehart ... Howard Mason
Sandra Dee ... Cathy Cabot
John Saxon ... Blake Richards
Ray Walston ... Cobb
Virginia Grey ... Miss Lee
Anna May Wong ... Tawny
Dennis Kohler Dennis Kohler ... Peter Cabot
Lloyd Nolan ... Matthew S. Cabot
Elizabeth Chan Elizabeth Chan ... Chinese Dancer
John Wengraf ... Dr. Kessler
John McNamara John McNamara ... Minister
George Womack George Womack ... Foreman
Paul Birch ... Detective Lieutenant
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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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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Retrato en negro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,200,000, 31 December 1964
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 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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Suffering in Pacific Heights....
16 August 1999 | by psthadSee all my reviews

Poor Lana Turner is forced to wear Jean Louis gown after Jean Louis gown in this picture, a veritable sea of sequins. To add insult to injury, she is kept like a bird in a gilded cage in her magnificent Pacific Heights mansion. Her lover (Anthony Quinn) lives only a couple of blocks away, but in order to tryst with him, she must first go down to Union Square and pretend to shop at the old I. Magnin store (now Macy's), then take a cab back out to Divisadero - very inconvenient. An uncommonly silly movie, but great set decoration and use of locations. If you ever come to visit San Francisco, you can see the house that Lana, Sandra and Lloyd lived in; it's at the corner of Broadway and Baker, just about the ritziest neighborhood in town, natch....enjoy!


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