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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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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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2 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A gangster (Alan Dexter) sends Eddie (Tony Curtis) to bring back another gangster's widow (Joanne Dru) as she knows too much information about Dexter's activities. Curtis traces her to Macao but he is also being followed by someone else (Marvin Miller), on the instructions of Dexter, to ensure that he sticks to the plan and doesn't double-cross Dexter. Curtis and Dru were once in love and the thinking is that Curtis can lure her back to the US. On his way to the Lisbon Club, Curtis saves the life of the owner (Lyle Bettger) who then invites him back to his house and gives him a job at his club.....guess who his fiancée is?.....

Bettger puts Curtis and Dru in awkward situations to see if they still love each other, and eventually, the chemistry between Curtis and Dru is re-ignited. From then on, the film becomes a question of how they will get together and escape Bettger and Miller. There are betrayals and misunderstandings before Curtis and Dru make a run for it.......

The pianist at the club (Victor Sen Yung) seems to have been put into a role to provide painfully wooden Chinese wisdom (coz thats what Chinese people do!). Apart from him, the acting is good and the film is enjoyable.


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