No Orchids for Miss Blandish (Renown Pictures, 1948)
No Orchids for Miss Blandish was a British gangster film adapted from the 1939 novel by James Hadley Chase and received (and continues to receive) horrible critical reception. This was due to the film’s high level of sexual and violent content (especially for the time) and because of the attempt of the film to portray Americans by using a largely British cast that was seen as “unconvincing.” It starred Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott and Linden Travers. The plot? A wealthy heiress is robbed for $100,000 worth of jewelry before her wedding.