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Brother Orchid (1940)

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88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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.
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Earl Baldwin (screen play) | Richard Connell (based on the story by: Collier's Magazine)
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Updated Jun 7, 1940

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Jun 8, 1940 (United States)

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56 cast members
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Edward G. Robinson
Little John Sarto Little John Sarto   See fewer
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Ann Sothern
Flo Addams Flo Addams   See fewer
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Humphrey Bogart
Jack Buck Jack Buck   See fewer
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Donald Crisp
Brother Superior Brother Superior   See fewer
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Ralph Bellamy
Clarence Fletcher Clarence Fletcher   See fewer
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Allen Jenkins
Willie The Knife Willie The Knife   See fewer
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Charles D. Brown
Brother Wren Brother Wren   See fewer
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Cecil Kellaway
Brother Goodwin Brother Goodwin   See fewer
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Morgan Conway
Philadelphia Powell Philadelphia Powell   See fewer
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Richard Lane
Mugsy O'Day Mugsy O'Day   See fewer
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Paul Guilfoyle
Red Martin Red Martin   See fewer
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John Ridgely
Texas Pearson Texas Pearson   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Brother MacEwen Brother MacEwen   See fewer
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Wilfred Lucas
Brother MacDonald Brother MacDonald   See fewer
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Tom Tyler
Curley Matthews Curley Matthews   See fewer
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Dick Wessel
Buffalo Burns (as Dick Wessell) Buffalo Burns (as Dick Wessell)   See fewer
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Granville Bates
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Paul Phillips
French Frank French Frank   See fewer
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Don Rowan
Al Muller Al Muller   See fewer
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Tim Ryan
Turkey Malone Turkey Malone   See fewer
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Joe Caits
Handsome Harry (as Joe Caites) Handsome Harry (as Joe Caites)   See fewer
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Pat Gleason
Dopey Perkins Dopey Perkins   See fewer
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Tommy Baker
Joseph Joseph   See fewer
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Jimmy Aye
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney Bracey
Steward Bringing Briefcase (uncredited) Steward Bringing Briefcase (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harlan Briggs
Thomas A. Bailey - Acme Paving (uncredited) Thomas A. Bailey - Acme Paving (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Carter
Scrub Woman at End (uncredited) Scrub Woman at End (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Coleman
English Diamond Salesman (uncredited) English Diamond Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tim O'Hara (uncredited) Tim O'Hara (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gino Corrado
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Jean Del Val
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Frank Faylen
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James Flavin
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Mary Gordon
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Creighton Hale
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Max Hoffman Jr.
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William Hopper
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Armand Kaliz
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Jack Kenney
Acquaintance (uncredited) Acquaintance (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam McDaniel
Janitor Tripping Fire Alarms (uncredited) Janitor Tripping Fire Alarms (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward McWade
Aged Brother (uncredited) Aged Brother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Moran
Louie the Lug (uncredited) Louie the Lug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Mudie
English Diamond Salesman (uncredited) English Diamond Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Natheaux
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terry Nibert
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Norton
Meadows - London Butler (uncredited) Meadows - London Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Orth
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Lee Phelps
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Paul Porcasi
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Georges Renavent
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George Sorel
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Amzie Strickland
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7 / 10 | 2,150 votes