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La Orquidea


The Argentine La Orquidea was designed as a showcase for alluring movie newcomer Laura Hidalgo. Based on a novel by Sem Benelli, the film is a quaintly old-fashioned melodrama about a beautiful woman who is unable to hold onto her virtue. Hidalgo plays an unwed mother who is condemned by the very male-dominated society who caused her plight. The film veers into Stella Dallas territory as the heroine sacrifices what little she has left for the sake of her daughter (more