Blood and Orchids

Blood and Orchids

James Saito
Director: Jerry Thorpe Cast: James Saito
James Saito
, Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
, Susan Blakely
Susan Blakely
Jerry Thorpe

DVD (Full Frame)

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Blood and Orchids was adapted from Norman Katkov from his own fact-based book. The scene is Hawaii, 1937. The wife (Madeline Stowe) of a naval officer (William Russ) is beaten nearly to death by her lover (Matt Salinger)--her husband's best friend. Four native Hawaiians find the woman and take her to the hospital, then flee out of fear of being blamed for the assault themselves. The aristocratic mother (Jane Alexander) of the beaten woman knows the truth, but, coldly insistent upon maintaining white supremacy on the islands, orders her daughter to claim that the Hawaiian boys had abused her. A trial follows, complicated by an honest police officer (Kris Kristofferson), who doesn't believe the victim's story. This two-part TV movie digresses from the source novel by hoking up a romance between the cop and the young wife (Sean Young) of the prosecuting attorney (Jose Ferrer). Blood and Orchids was originally telecast in February of 1986.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/19/2010
UPC: 0883316228241
Original Release: 1986
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 3:20:00
Sales rank: 18,392

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Saito Actor
Jane Alexander Doris Ashley
Susan Blakely Marie Farrell
Merritt Butrick Duane York
David Clennon Phillip Murray
Kris Kristofferson Curt Maddox
William Russ Lloyd Murdoch
Matt Salinger Bryce Parker
Sean Young Leonore Bergman
George Coe Dr. Lansing
Richard Dysart Harvey Koster
Clarence Felder Fairly
Sandy McPeak Admiral Glenn Langdon
Arthur Rosenberg Sergeant Jack Keller
Madeleine Stowe Hester Ashley Murdoch
José Ferrer Walter Bergman
Jim Hutchinson Actor

Technical Credits
Jerry Thorpe Director
Chuck Arnold Cinematographer
Norman Katkov Screenwriter
Mark Snow Score Composer

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