Brother Orchid

Warner Bros.   (1940) / Region 1
Brother Orchid

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Brother Orchid

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 monstery 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 Sarto's mob. And Ann Sothern is delightfully scatterbrained as Sarto's devoted doll. Gags, gats, genuflection, all are directed in cheerfully knockabout style by Lloyd Bacon. Oh, brother, what great fun!


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 06 2007
  • Production Year 1940
  • Empire SKU 1382152
  • UPC Code 883929002702
  • Studio  Warner Bros.
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


- Commentary by Robinson Biographer Alan L. Gansberg and Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
Warner Night at the Movies 1940 Short Subjects Gallery:
- Vintage Newsreel
- Musical Short Henry Busse and His Orchestra
- Classic Cartoons Busy Bakers and Slap Happy Pappy
- Trailers of Brother Orchid and 1940's It All Came True


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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