Brother Orchid (1940) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Mark Hellinger.
Brother Orchid (1940)By Beatrice on May 4, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Brother Orchid Directed by Lloyd Bacon Written by Earl Baldwin based on a story by Richard Connell 1940/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental My favorite part of this OK Edward G. Robinson vehicle was seeing Ann Southern as a featured player. ?The rest of the supporting cast isn’t to... Read full article
Brother Orchid – 1940By Bogart Fan on Apr 20, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog
My Review —Decent— Your Bogie Fix: ?out of 5 Bogies! Director:? Lloyd Bacon The Lowdown A comedy crime drama that can?t quite seem to decide whether it wants to be more comedy or more lighthearted drama. Edward G. Robinson is Johnny Sarto, mob boss and racketeer.? In the opening moments,... Read full article
Brother Orchid (1940) and the Battle Between Selflessness and SelfishnessBy Google profile on Nov 17, 2010 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I'm going to Europe, see? It's not easy being selfless in a society that rewards selfishness and promotes individualism. Take Little John Sarto (Edward G. Robinson) for instance. He's a t... Read full article
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Little Johnny Sarto: What are you doing?
Brother Goodwin: Shaving your head.
Little Johnny Sarto: No, you don't!
[to Brother Superior]
Little Johnny Sarto: Do you have to?
Brother Superior: No, it's quite optional.
Little Johnny Sarto: [to Brother McEwan] Well, nothin' doin'. I got my looks to think about.
Little Johnny Sarto: You know, to such a guy like me... love is like a scratch on the back. Sometimes feels good. But a guy can't go along all his life with an itch.
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 16, 1941 with Donald Crisp reprising his film role.
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