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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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Worth seeing for Ava...
28 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the story meanders and wavers,and at times seems like a quick spin off of "Gone with the Wind", some of the scenes and closeups with Ava Gardner are lovely and amazing.

Robert Mitchum as a research physician studying at Tulane;Gardner the unrequited love who delivers a letter to him before he leaves to go up north. Mitchum returns to New Orleans with a new brassy blonde in tow. She is clearly an opportunist who wants Mitchum for his future fortune, unlike Ava who claims to truly love him.She uses an ill-gotten inheritance to tempt him, there is a scandal and she indeed reminds us of Scarlett O'Hara.

This film also reminds one of "Raintree County" another imitation of "Gone with the Wind" with Elizabeth Taylor as the set-piece.ThIs film though has several nice sets of Old New Orleans,the manners and customs and varied cultures,and with the lovely Gardner in several memorable shots, is well worth a look.


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