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Forbidden (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 2 December 1953 (USA)
Eddie Darrow, seeking a mobster's widow in Macao, gets involved in a casino owner's affairs.

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Eddie Darrow
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Christine Lawrence Manard
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Justin Keit
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Cliff Chalmer
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Allan Chung
Mai Tai Sing ...
Soo Lee (as Mae Tai Sing)
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Sam (as Peter J. Mamakos)
Howard Chuman ...
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Weaver Levy ...
Tang
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Eddie Darrow has been hired by Philadelphia mobster Barney Pendleton to locate Christine Lawrence (Eddie's ex-lover and widow of Barney's former associate) and bring her home. Eddie tracks her down in Macao, where he saves the life of casino owner Justin Keet, then finds that Christine is engaged to marry Justin. Life gets awfully complicated... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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2 December 1953 (USA)  »

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Amor Proibido  »

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Shelley Winters was originally considered for the female lead. See more »

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Eddie Darrow: But before was such a long time ago
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You Belong to Me
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Written by Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart and Chilton Price
Performed by Mamie Van Doren (dubbed by Virginia Rees)
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Mayhem in Macao
16 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Forbidden" (1953) is full of suspenseful twists and turns. Tony Curtis is a small-time hood sent by the mob to Macau to neutralize Joanne, who has incriminating information. Joanne Dru, more familiar in westerns than in film-noir, reminds me of Grace Kelly, perhaps better looking and a better actress as well.

The plot gets really moving after Tony, a mobster, saves businessman Lyle Bettger from some powerful enemies - but then what? There are romantic complications and betrayals. If you prefer yesterday's intriguing plots and snappy dialog to today's overdone special effects, this one is for you.


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