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black orchid, the 1S Rating 3 out of 5


  • Martin Ritt


  • Anthony Quinn
  • Sophia Loren
  • Peter Mark Richman


Romantic drama starring Anthony Quinn as an Italian businessman who becomes smitten with a gangster's widow (Sophia Loren). But there are some who object to the affair - particularly their children. Released in the same year as his deep South melodrama The Long, Hot Summer, this tale of troubled romance from director Martin Ritt allowed Quinn to show his leading man credentials while giving Loren the chance to make her luminous mark on English-speaking audiences.

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