Brother Orchid is a 1940 crime/comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon. It stars Edward G. Robinson, Ann Sothern and Humphrey Bogart, with featured performances by Donald Crisp, Ralph Bellamy and Allen Jenkins. The film was written by Earl Baldwin, with uncredited contributions from Jerry Wald and Richard Macauley, based on a story by Richard Connell originally published in Collier's Magazine on May 21, 1938. Crime boss Little John Sarto retires suddenly, giving leadership of his gang to Jack Buck , while he leaves for a tour of Europe to acquire "class". However, Sarto is repeatedly swindled...
|Release date:||June 8, 1940|
|Directed by:||Lloyd Bacon|
|Producer:||Mark Hellinger, Hal B. Wallis|
|Music by:||Heinz Eric Roemheld|
|Screenplay by:||Richard Connell|