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      Portrait in Black

      1960 1h 52m Drama List
      40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 50% Audience Score 100+ Ratings As the health of tyrannical but gravely ill shipping tycoon Matthew Cabot (Lloyd Nolan) declines, he relies on pain medicine injected by his physician, Dr. David Rivera (Anthony Quinn). What Cabot doesn't know is that his frustrated wife, Sheila (Lana Turner), is having an affair with the doctor and has conceived a plan to do away with her husband. David agrees to go through with the murder, but threatens to confess their crime when Sheila begins receiving anonymous letters from a blackmailer. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A downbeat plot hole filled crime thriller that's surprisingly entertaining despite its Rated: B- May 30, 2022 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine A sluggish and implausible crime-and-suspense melodrama in soap-opera vein... Dec 3, 2019 Full Review TV Guide Staff TV Guide Turner was dressed in some eye-catching Jean Louis gowns, and the film employed some beautiful sets, but neither of these flashy touches could conceal Portrait in Black's contrived plot. Rated: 2/5 Mar 15, 2019 Full Review Tony Sloman Radio Times A film with a plot so full of holes that it's hard to stop the cast falling through them. Rated: 2/5 Mar 15, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: C+ Feb 26, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn are great together in this movie! Sandra Dee plays a supporting role different from other roles she has played! I liked this movie overall! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/08/18 Full Review ashley h Portrait in Black is a decent film. It is about a married woman and her lover who murder her cruel husband, but they are blackmailed by someone who is aware of their crime. Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Michael Gordon did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and mystery. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member the twist at the end of "portrait in black" is a little stupid, and unbelievable, though leading up to that moment and what comes after the twist is really good. if that bit were only changed to something i woudn't have such a hard time swallowing, this could have been a brilliant piece of cinema. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member This is an excellent thriller with an exceptional performance by Anthony Quinn. It's about two lovers, David and Sheila, who off Sheila's grumpy husband Mr. Cabot so they can be together. But there crime was seen by someone who keeps leaving notes and making them paranoid. David grows increasingly as a serial murderer while devoted to Sheila. The film transcends from being an ordinary thriller to a character study on David's part. Quinn's performance is one to pay attention to here. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member No ihan ok, mutta samanlaisia tarinoita on kerrottu vaikka kuinka monta ja paljon paremmin. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Part film noir and part melodrama. Not the usual role for Quinn but very appropriate material for Turner. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis As the health of tyrannical but gravely ill shipping tycoon Matthew Cabot (Lloyd Nolan) declines, he relies on pain medicine injected by his physician, Dr. David Rivera (Anthony Quinn). What Cabot doesn't know is that his frustrated wife, Sheila (Lana Turner), is having an affair with the doctor and has conceived a plan to do away with her husband. David agrees to go through with the murder, but threatens to confess their crime when Sheila begins receiving anonymous letters from a blackmailer.
      Director
      Michael Gordon
      Producer
      Ross Hunter
      Screenwriter
      Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
      Production Co
      Universal/Universal Int
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 5, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 52m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo