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Name: WARNER ARCHIVE
Number: DVD-WB888574489076

BROTHER ORCHID (1940) (DVD)

With lots of spiffy patter and a colorful array of underworld types, Brother Orchid spoofs the gangster genre as it serves its most hard-boiled crime icon sunny-side up. Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar) plays racketeer Little John Sarto, who poses as Brother Orchid and lays low at a monastery when a turf war gets hot. Humphrey Bogart, on the verge of The Maltese Falcon stardom, again plays a second banana with a gun -- and ideas about taking over Sartos mob. And Ann Sothern is delightfully scatterbrained as Sartos devoted doll. Gags, gats, genuflection -- all are directed in cheerfully knockabout style by Lloyd Bacon. Oh, brother, what great fun!

RunTime: 87:00
Actors: Edward G. Robinson; Ann Sothern; Humphrey Bogart; Donald Crisp; Ralph Bellamy; Allen Jenkins; Charles D. Brown; Cecil Kellaway; Morgan Conway; Richard Lane; Paul Guilfoyle; John Ridgely; Joseph Crehan; Wilfred Lucas; Tom Tyler; Dick Wessel; Granville Bates; Paul Phillips; Don Rowan; Nanette Vallon; Tim Ryan; Joe Caits; Pat Gleason; Tommy Baker
Writer: Earl Baldwin; Richard Connell
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Producer: Mark Hellinger
Genre: Comedy; Drama
Language: English
AspectRatio: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
Audio: MONO - English
ColorBW: B/W

  
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