Set in the Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the British film No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948).
The psychotic killer, the young heiress...the kidnapping that becomes a love story.
Did You Know?
The film features a kidnapper falling in love with his hostage. This is the reverse of the more common "Stockholm Syndrome" where an abductee feels empathy towards her abductor. The name of this scenario has been labelled "Lima Syndrome". This condition was not named until about twenty-five years after this movie came out, when after a large abduction occurred in 1996. All of the hostages were let go due to sympathy towards them by their captors. See more
Matt Clark is running away when he's killed by a knife in the back. When his killer turns him over his mouth is open showing a lot of teeth with fillings which wouldn't be likely in the 1920's. See more
How come you never get your ass out of bed?
Well, it's the place you seem to like it the most.
I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Written by Dorothy Fields
and Jimmy McHugh
Sung by Rudy Vallee See more