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The Forbidden Street (1949)

Britannia Mews (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 3 May 1949 (USA)
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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Henry Lambert / Gilbert Lauderdale
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Adelaide 'Addie' Culver
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Mrs. 'The Sow' Mounsey (as Dame Sybil Thorndike)
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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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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 »

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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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Dana Andrews shows versatility in a dual role
10 October 1999 | by (Boulder, Colorado USA) – See all my reviews

A charming film, set in Victorian London, features gorgeous Maureen O'Hara as the daughter of a upper-class businessman, fascinated by the mews behind the family home (and which was forbidden territory to this gently-reared young woman); and Dana Andrews in a dual role...that of a fortune-seeking art teacher turned drunkard, and a decent young man fallen on hard times who proves to be Maureen's eventual savior. Wonderful performances by Wilfred Hyde-White as O'Hara's father, and Dame Sybil Thornedyke as a horrid old woman who blackmails O'Hara's character when she ends up living in those same forbidden mews. There's even a delightful dose of jolly good humor toward the end. One of my all-time favorite movies.


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