A gangster film with a unique twist, BROTHER ORCHID is a Robinson vehicle crammed with action and not a little bit of pathos. Big-shot gangster Robinson turns over his underworld empire to right-hand man Bogart and sails for Europe and culture. When he returns five years later he expects
to take up his old position at the head of the boardroom table but he finds to his chagrin that Bogie is nailed to the biggest chair. He is told to get out of the rackets but Robinson vows to regain his fiefdom. Robinson finds Jenkins, his most loyal lieutenant, hiding out in a lunatic asylum, and
he quickly recruits him to begin a new gang. Aiding him is his old girl friend Sother...