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The Forbidden Street (1949)
"Britannia Mews" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, History  |  3 May 1949 (USA)
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A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Henry Lambert / Gilbert Lauderdale
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Adelaide 'Addie' Culver
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Mrs. 'The Sow' Mounsey (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
Fay Compton ...
Mrs. Culver
A.E. Matthews ...
Mr. Bly
Diane Hart ...
The Blazer
Anne Butchart ...
Alice Hambro
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Mr. Culver
Anthony Tancred ...
Treff Culver
Herbert C. Walton ...
The Old 'Un (as Herbert Walton)
Mary Martlew ...
Milly Lauderdale
June Allen ...
Adelaide Culver, as child
Susanne Gibbs ...
Alice, as child
Heather Latham ...
Blazer, as child
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A rich woman in Victorian England marries a poor artist from the wrong side of the track, and finds herself the victim of a blackmailing plot.

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For herself alone...she must answer for what she was and did!

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3 May 1949 (USA)  »

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Affairs of Adelaide  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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According to a biography of star Dana Andrews, he was very upset that after carefully cultivating the appropriate English accent for his role as the artist, his voice was then "looped" by an English actor (for the British prints only; in the prints for the U.S. and foreign markets outside the British Commonwealth Andrews's voice is his own) whose identity the studio refused to reveal, and who remains a mystery to this day. This was done in an effort to give to British audiences a more accurate accent for someone who would have lived in the mews. However, Andrews, critics, and audiences alike felt it was an inferior performance and obvious job of dubbing. See more »

Quotes

Adelaide 'Addie' Culver: I pay you 10 shillings a week and I expect some service for it. Here! All right you old fool do what you like but not so likely you find somebody to pay you I do and ask little for it.
Mrs. 'The Sow' Mounsey: Hold on there, No call to talk so nasty to friends, I do it this once
Adelaide 'Addie' Culver: You do it as many times I tell ya if you know what good for ya
Mrs. 'The Sow' Mounsey: not so nasty I said, I don't mind you a favor now and then accounting you paying me
Adelaide 'Addie' Culver: Why then?
Mrs. 'The Sow' Mounsey: I tell ya deary, I'm a woman who never had child I got one now You
Adelaide 'Addie' Culver: I soon be mother by ...
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Excellent example of "older" movies
13 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite Maureen O'Hara movies (after "The Quiet Man", of course) which I haven't been able to see for many years. I continue to check the DVD status, but continue to be disappointed. Previous comments have told the story-line, so I won't attempt it except to say that it covers the entire gamut of emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, despair, resignation to circumstances, hope--back to happiness.

I hope the "Powers that be" read these comments and release this movie in at least video version if DVD isn't possible. With all the garbage I see being put out on DVD, it amazes me that the better older black and white movies are so overlooked. There are several for which I keep looking and hoping to see available.


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