Brother Orchid

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Overview

When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.

  1. Richard Macaulay

    Writer

  2. Jerry Wald

    Writer

  3. Earl Baldwin

    Writer

  4. Richard Connell

    Story

  5. Lloyd Bacon

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Edward G. Robinson

    Edward G. Robinson

    Little John T. 'Johnny' Sarto

  2. Ann Sothern

    Ann Sothern

    Florence 'Flo' Addams

  3. Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

    Jack Buck

  4. Donald Crisp

    Donald Crisp

    Brother Superior

  5. Ralph Bellamy

    Ralph Bellamy

    Clarence P. Fletcher

  6. Allen Jenkins

    Allen Jenkins

    Willie 'The Knife' Corson

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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Release Information

  • June 8, 1940
    Theatrical

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A review by talisencrw

9.0
By talisencrw

A very unusual film which really exemplifies the fine acting range of Robinson, as he decides to give up gangsterism and its high life for the subtle rewards of joining a monastery and finding there's more to offer him from a life of solitude and serving others. A minor classic.

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