Portrait in Black Movie Review 1960

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Invalid shipping magnate Matthew Cabot (Nolan) is contempuous of second wife Sheila (Turner), who can't leave the marriage because of young son Peter (Kohler). She finds comfort in the arms of her husband's doctor, David Rivera (Quinn), and the duo decide the only way to find happiness is to kill off Cabot, which they do. Then Sheila begins to get anonymous letters accusing her of murder. Turner's glamor can't hide the gaping holes in the contrived plot. Adapted from the Goff/Roberts play.


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Available on VHS
Running time 113 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Triangles, Blackmail, Adapted from a Play
Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
Lana Turner, Lloyd Nolan, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Sandra Dee, John Saxon, Ray Walston, Anna May Wong, Virginia Grey, Dennis Kohler
Russell Metty
Michael Gordon
Frank Skinner
Ross Hunter, Universal Pictures

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