Brother Orchid is a 1940 American crime/comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Edward G. Robinson, Ann Sothern and Humphrey Bogart, featuring Donald Crisp, Ralph Bellamy and Allen Jenkins.


Mob boss Little John Sarto (Edward G. Robinson) cedes control of his territory to Jack Buck (Humphrey Bogart) and leaves town on a grand European tour. Five years later, Sarto tries to take back his turf, but his moll, Flo Addams (Ann Sothern), accidentally leads him into a trap where he's left for dead. Taken in by the well-meaning Brother Superior (Donald Crisp) of a nearby monastery, Sarto begins to understand the error of his previous ways and makes some drastic life changes.


  • Edward G. Robinson as "Little" John T. Sarto
  • Ann Sothern as Florence Addams
  • Humphrey Bogart as Jack Buck
  • Donald Crisp as Brother Superior
  • Ralph Bellamy as Clarence P. Fletcher
  • Allen Jenkins as Willie "the Knife" Corson
  • Charles D. Brown as Brother Wren
  • Cecil Kellaway as Brother Goodwin
  • Morgan Conway as Philadelphia Powell
  • Richard Lane as Mugsy O'Day
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Red Martin
  • John Ridgely as Texas Pearson
  • Joseph Crehan as Brother MacEwen
  • Wilfred Lucas as Brother MacDonald
  • Tom Tyler as Curley Matthews
  • Dick Wessell as Buffalo Burns
  • Granville Bates as Pattonsville Superintendent
  • Paul Phillips as French Frank
  • Dan Rowan as Al Muller
  • Nanette Vallon as Fifi
  • Tim Ryan as Turkey Malone
  • Joe Caites as Handsome Harry
  • Pat Gleason as Dopey Perkins
  • Tommy Baker as Joseph
  • Charles Coleman as English diamond salesman (uncredited)
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