Brother Orchid

Directed by Byron Haskin, Lloyd Bacon
Starring Edward G. Robinson

Warner Home Video | May 19, 2009 | DVD

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In this gangster farce, mobster Little John steps down as head of a gang that offers "protection" to businesses. But when he wants back in a year later, the new leader not only refuses John's request -- he shoots him. So Little John hides out in, of all places, a monastery, where he finds himself being reformed by the Brothers. However, when Little John discovers that his former gang is preventing the monks from selling flowers in the city, he resumes his life of crime to stop the mobsters...

Video Release: May 19, 2009

Runtime: 128

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 883929002702

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Brother Orchid

Directed by Byron Haskin, Lloyd Bacon
Starring Edward G. Robinson

Video Release: May 19, 2009

Runtime: 128

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Warner Home Video

UPC: 883929002702


Edition Description
  • B&W
  • Runtime: 128 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English

Synopsis

In this gangster farce, mobster Little John steps down as head of a gang that offers "protection" to businesses. But when he wants back in a year later, the new leader not only refuses John's request -- he shoots him. So Little John hides out in, of all places, a monastery, where he finds himself being reformed by the Brothers. However, when Little John discovers that his former gang is preventing the monks from selling flowers in the city, he resumes his life of crime to stop the mobsters...

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In this off-beat gangster farce, mobster Robinson runs afoul of his former colleagues in the gang. So he cools it in a monastery, where he finds himself being reformed by the brothers. However, when he discovers his former gang preventing the monks from selling flowers, he ponders a return to his former life to settle the score.

Notes

Hugh Cummings was the dialogue director.
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