Blood & Orchids
adapted as "Blood & Orchids"

Blood & Orchids by Norman Katkov

Blood & Orchids
Norman Katkov

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN-10: 0-312-08395-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-08395-3
Published: September 1983

Synopsis: Hawaii, 1930. Hester Ashley Murdoch, socially prominent wife of rising young navy officer, was found battered and bleeding on a lonely beach road. Four local youths were accused of raping her. This was the first and biggest lie in a drama of crime and cover-up that pitted the islands' native population against the might of the U. S. Navy and the ruling wealth of a white landed aristocracy. And in the end, the facade from that world of power and privilege was ripped away to expose the passions of shame, deceit and betrayal that were poisoning paradise ...

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Blood & Orchids
Jerry Thorpe, Director

Original air date(s): 02/23/1986
DVD release date: 01/19/2010
Studio: Warner Bros.

Cast: Capt. Curtis "Curt" Maddox (Kris Kristofferson), Doris Ashley (Jane Alexander), Leonore Bergman (Sean Young), Walter Bergman (Josť Ferrer), Marie Farrell (Susan Blakely), Phillip Murray (David Clennon), Dr. Lansing (George Coe), Harvey Koster (Richard Dysart), Sarah (Elizabeth Lindsey), Princess Luahine (Haunani Minn)

Rating: Not Rated
Running time: 200 minutes

Originally aired as a two-part miniseries over two consecutive nights.

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