Brother Orchid
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Brother Orchid
Edward G. Robinson plays orchid-loving gangster Little John Sarto, who aspires to "real class." During a power struggle with usurping mobster Jack Buck (Humphrey Bogart), Sarto is taken for a one-way ride, but he escapes his would-be assassins and hides out in a monastery overseen by Brother Superior (Donald Crisp). Sarto insists that he'd like to become a monk himself, but in fact he's using the monastery as a hideout, the better to mount his counterattack against Buck. Eventually Sarto's resolve is weakened by the kindness of the monks, and he decides to turn over a new… More

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"Just charming enough to keep it from becoming a dud... It's Robinson's delicate touch that keeps us watching."
‑ David Cornelius,
"...combines a gentle humor with a touch of sweetness that makes it a delight. (Warner Gangsters Collection, Vol. 3)"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's a pic that delights in being so ridiculous and corny."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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