No Orchids for Miss Blandish
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 25, 2010
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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.

Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

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...

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