The Black Orchid
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The title is Black Orchid, but the leading lady is a rose--florist Rose Bianco, played by Sophia Loren. Newly widowed, Rose holds herself responsible for the death of her husband, a well-known gangster. Anthony Quinn plays a widower who falls in love with Rose, much to the dismay of his daughter (Ina Balin), who fears that Quinn will be destroyed as thoroughly as Rose's first husband. All ends happily after Rose and her new beau align to find her unhappy runaway son (Jimmy Baird). Black Orchid tries too hard to be a "slice of life;" perhaps it might have fared better with a cast… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unfortunately, Joseph Stefano, who wrote the original script, did not put into the hands of the director a story that is up to Mr. Quinn."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Quinn cria um personagem carismático, mas o elenco feminino parece formado apenas por figuras paranóicas e controladoras."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A seriously bad tearjerker."
‑ , Time Out
"A totally misleading title may have made this a flop at the box office because it had a lot to recommend it as a movie."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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