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My Forbidden Past (1951)

 -  Drama  -  14 April 1951 (USA)
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Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »

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Dr. Mark Lucas
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Barbara Beaurevel
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Paul Beaurevel
Lucile Watson ...
Aunt Eula Beaurevel
Janis Carter ...
Corinne Lucas
Gordon Oliver ...
Clay Duchesne
Basil Ruysdael ...
Dean Cazzley
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Pompey
Walter Kingsford ...
Coroner
Jack Briggs ...
Cousin Philippe
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Luther Toplady
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Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. Barbara's family is of the high society stratum, but her late grandmother was not in fact the connection with her is something Barbara's aunt is most anxious to conceal. When Barbara inherits a fortune from her grandmother's side of the family, she uses it to try and win back Mark. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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SHE's the kind of woman that made NEW ORLEANS famous!

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Not thrilling
26 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not great. Just how many boring movies did Howard Hughes make? But it does have two of the beautiful and fascinating stars of the Hollywood Golden Age: Ava Gardner and Robert Mitchum. Melvyn Douglas (who doesn't look so good in this) plays Ava's fey playboy cousin. There are a couple of good lines. The plot is slim and the movie is not long. Only 71 minutes, for those with a short attention span.

We're never told exactly what Ava's forbidden past is, but it has to do with her grandmother. Was she a prostitute? Maybe it's supposed to be ambiguous.

The man who directed it made the 1940s "Jane Eyre" with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine and also the Disney "Mary Poppins."


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