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Orchids to You (1935)

An unlikely courtroom romance blooms between a flower-shop owner and her unscrupulous landlord's married attorney.

Director:

William A. Seiter

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Bartlett Cormack (screenplay), Robert Dillon (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Boles ... Thomas Bentley
Jean Muir ... Camellia Rand
Charles Butterworth ... Teddy Stuyvesant
Ruthelma Stevens ... Evelyn Bentley
Harvey Stephens ... George Draper
Arthur Lake ... Joe
Spring Byington ... Alice Draper
Sidney Toler ... Nick Corsini
John Qualen ... Smith
Patricia Farr ... Polly
Arthur Treacher ... Roger Morton
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An unlikely courtroom romance blooms between a flower-shop owner and her unscrupulous landlord's married attorney.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Florista do Ritz See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Don't Expect A Comedy
7 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Jean Muir runs a flower shop in a hotel. Charles Butterworth, the principal shareholder (unknown to her) keeps proposing to her. The hotel wants to evict her in favor of a better-paying tenant. John Boles is the lawyer hired to get her out. Unknown to him, his wife is cheating on him, with a friend who buys orchids for her at Miss Muir's flower shop.

That's the broad outline of this movie, and it is all handled very well by director William Seiter, with a cast that includes Arthur Lake, Spring Byington, Sidney Toler (as an Italian flower wholesaler) and Arthur Treacher.. It's all very well acted, but it's more a drama than a comedy. Oh, there are plenty of good bits. Toler is quite funny, Boles sings "Sylvia" and the story and handling keeps things moving right along throughout, so that I never lost interest. It's simply that the title and the Art-Deco opening led me to expect a comedy. Once I realized that, it turned into a good movie.


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