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The Black Orchid (1958)

Not Rated
96 min | Drama, Romance

After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for...See moreAfter mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for his death. Widower Frank Valente is attracted to Rose, and must convince her that real love exists. He must also deal with his own daughter, who has her own reasons for opposing his marriage to Rose. Written by Molly Malloy See less
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Howard A. Smith (as Howard Smith)
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Updated Sep 3, 1958

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Feb 12, 1959 (United States)

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68 cast members
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Sophia Loren
Rose Bianco Rose Bianco   See fewer
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Anthony Quinn
Frank Valente Frank Valente   See fewer
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Virginia Vincent
Alma Gallo Alma Gallo   See fewer
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Frank Puglia
Henry Gallo Henry Gallo   See fewer
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Jimmy Baird
Ralph Bianco Ralph Bianco   See fewer
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Naomi Stevens
Guilia Gallo Guilia Gallo   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
Mr. Harmon Mr. Harmon   See fewer
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Jack Washburn
Tony Bianco Tony Bianco   See fewer
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Ina Balin
Mary Valente Mary Valente   See fewer
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Barbara Aler
Girl at Wedding Shower (uncredited) Girl at Wedding Shower (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maria Andre
Aunt Millie's Daughter (uncredited) Aunt Millie's Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angela Austin
Blondie (uncredited) Blondie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rose Barbato
Flower Woman (uncredited) Flower Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Majel Barrett
Luisa (uncredited) Luisa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Borgani
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Chet Brandenburg
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Florine Carlan
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Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Conte
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Cristo
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Henry Dar Boggia
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Martin Dean
Young Nephew (uncredited) Young Nephew (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
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Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Romito
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William Sattaneo
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Alma - Age 8 (uncredited) Alma - Age 8 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Consuello (uncredited) Consuello (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 791 votes