Brother Orchid (1940)

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When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.



  • Edward G. Robinson in Brother Orchid (1940)
  • Edward G. Robinson and Ralph Bellamy in Brother Orchid (1940)
  • Edward G. Robinson and Allen Jenkins in Brother Orchid (1940)
  • Edward G. Robinson and Ann Sothern in Brother Orchid (1940)
  • Brother Orchid (1940)
  • Brother Orchid (1940)

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10 August 2000 | zedthedestroyer
Lightweight Gangster Comedy Saved by Edward G's presence
Cute little gangster dramedy about a racketeer (Edward G) who finds "real class" in a monastery while on the lam from rival gangsters led by Bogie. Bogie himself (in, thankfully, one of his last supporting roles before stardom) has little presence in the film. Ann Sothern as Edward G's girlfriend steals the movie in whatever scene she's in.

Could've been real dull without the presence of both Robinson and Sothern. As it is, it's alright for a rainy day viewing.

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