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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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14 April 1951 (USA)  »

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A poor man's melodrama.
23 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

The film is much too short .A melodrama demands lavish details ,mainly when it deals with a "forbidden" past.Here Gardner's grandma's racy past is only skimmed over.Her relationship with Mitchum -not convincing as a professor-makes me think of a poor man' s "Jezebel" .And Mitchum's character's attitude does not make much sense when he come s back with a wife.Besides the ending I-hope-she-will -mend-her-ways is unworthy of a great melodrama :never Sirk,Stahl , Minnelli or Wyler would have ended one of their works that way.Ava Gardner is for me the most beautiful actress that has ever been but there are so many works to remember her,better than this one!


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