No Orchids for Miss Blandish
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No Orchids for Miss Blandish
James Hadley Chase's 1939 bestseller reached the screen for the first time -- which a lot of critics of the book would have said was one time too many -- in 1948, in somewhat bowdlerized form, under the aegis of Renown Pictures and screenwriter St. John Legh Clowes, making his sole bow as director. Filmed in England but set in New York, No Orchids For Miss Blandish tells of a sheltered heiress (Linden Travers) who is abducted on her wedding night by a trio of cheap hoods, in what starts out as a jewel robbery and turns into a kidnapping/murder when one of them (Richard Nielson) kills the… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's this British movie's status as an ersatz 'American' gangster picture that makes it particularly distinctive; there's a not-quite-rightness about the production that gives it a dream-like, Bronte-via-'Black Mask' atmosphere."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Notorious in its day, this 1948 British adaptation of James Hadley Chase's novel is a noir-tinged crime drama with lurid edges and an American setting that never quite comes off..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
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