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Portrait in Black (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3 September 1960 (UK)
After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.

Director:

Michael Gordon

Writers:

Ivan Goff (screenplay), Ben Roberts (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lana Turner ... Sheila Cabot
Anthony Quinn ... Dr. David Rivera
Richard Basehart ... Howard Mason
Sandra Dee ... Cathy Cabot
John Saxon ... Blake Richards
Ray Walston ... Cobb
Virginia Grey ... Miss Lee
Anna May Wong ... Tawny
Dennis Kohler Dennis Kohler ... Peter Cabot
Lloyd Nolan ... Matthew S. Cabot
Elizabeth Chan Elizabeth Chan ... Chinese Dancer
John Wengraf ... Dr. Kessler
John McNamara John McNamara ... Minister
George Womack George Womack ... Foreman
Paul Birch ... Detective Lieutenant
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Storyline

Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn are lovers who murder Lana's cruel, but wealthy husband, played by Lloyd Nolan. Since Quinn is her husband's physician, the murder is easily committed, but blackmail, guilt and suspicion are the unanticipated results. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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Every Emotion-Hot Moment Charged With Suspense! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Portrait in Black See more »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The play of the same title opened on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., on May 14, 1947 and rand for 61 performances until July 5, 1947. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Lee approaches Cathy and Blake the restaurant, Blake is holding a cup in his right hand and places it down. In the next shot, he's holding the cup in his left hand and puts it down again. See more »

Quotes

Sheila Cabot: Oh don't leave me David, please don't go away!
Dr. David Rivera: I've got to go!
Sheila Cabot: But why Darling, why? I don't know what I'll do if you go!
Dr. David Rivera: I'm- I'm afraid of what I'll do if I stay!
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Standard suspenser is given the full Hollywood treatment.
1 November 2000 | by verna55See all my reviews

A beautiful, but faithless woman(Lana Turner) plots with her handsome, but brooding doctor-lover(Anthony Quinn) to murder her sickly husband(Lloyd Nolan). No, there's nothing overly fancy about this suspense melodrama, in fact in content it's quite ordinary. But the movie is given Hollywood's full treatment with striking photography, splendid costuming and decor, and good performances by a capable cast. Trivia: this film reunited IMITATION OF LIFE producer Ross Hunter with that movie's stars Lana Turner and Sandra Dee. Having played mother and daughter in that film, Turner and Dee are stepmother and stepdaughter this time around.


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