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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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With these actors, you sure would expect better.
10 January 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film stars Ava Gardner, Robert Mitchum and Melvyn Douglas, so you'd certainly expect this to be a very good movie. Well, if that is the case, you'd be dead wrong. That's because no matter the talents of these folks, you can't overcome a terrible script...and the one for "My Forbidden Past" is pretty bad.

The film begins with Mitchum and Gardner preparing to run off to sea to be with each other. However, her family interferes and she never receives a letter from him saying he will return for her. And, since their paths don't cross for some time, when they do meet again, Mitchum is married! And, Gardner is intent on some bizarre sort of revenge--as well as to break up this marriage and have him for herself.

The biggest problem about the film is that it never is believable and the story is awfully hard to believe--and overly complicated. The bad dialog doesn't help, either. It's very hard to believe that they were able to hook good actors into being in this film--but somehow they did. Was it the money or did they hold various loved ones prisoner to force the actors to be in this bilge? I have no idea....all I know is that the film is pretty bad.


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