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Forbidden (1949)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglass Montgomery ...
Jim Harding
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Jane Thompson
Patricia Burke ...
Diana Harding
Garry Marsh ...
Jerry Burns
Ronald Shiner ...
Dan Collins
Kenneth Griffith ...
Johnny
Eliot Makeham ...
Pop Thompson
Frederick Leister ...
Dr. Franklin
Richard Bird ...
Jennings
Michael Medwin ...
Cabby
Andrew Cruickshank ...
Inspector Baxter
Peggy Ann Clifford ...
Millie
William Douglas ...
Lawson
Dennis Harkin ...
Bert
Peter Jones ...
Pete
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28 February 1949 (UK)  »

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The lost is found - a neat British thriller.

Please refer to my other comment on this site for the plot narrative. At that time I feared the film was lost, but I have since discovered it through an obscure VHS company.

It is a neat British thriller - very Hitchcockian, but without Alfred's brilliant character touches. Douglass Montgomery in his last film role does quite well as the put upon husband, trapped in a marriage and in love with another woman. His plot to kill his wife goes terribly awry. I won't spoil it for you, but the twists are quite interesting. Here Douglass resembles a combination of Gary Cooper and Randolph Scott.

Patricia Burke as the trollop of a wife also does quite well and is physically reminiscent of a Joan Fontaine, but without the latter's class. Kenneth Griffith as the nasty and jealous Johnny reminds one of a Montgomery Clift. The score twists ISN'T IT ROMANTIC? into a dramatic underpinning.

All in all, a nice, neat little thriller - but oh, how it cries out for Alfred the Great!


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