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My Forbidden Past

Released Apr 21, 1951 1h 21m Drama List
Reviews 36% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
When Barbara Beaurevel (Ava Gardner) inherits a large amount of money from her grandmother, the community is curious about its suspicious origins. But Barbara is focused on her love for Mark Lucas (Robert Mitchum), a local doctor who also happens to be married. She bribes her cousin Paul (Melvyn Douglas) to romance Corinne (Janis Carter), Mark's wife, to free up the doctor's affections. The plan works at first, but a fatal altercation sets the stage for a revealing courtroom finale. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews That this stodgy nonsense production is mildly entertaining is mildly surprising. Rated: C+ Aug 25, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Robert Mitchum and Ava Gardner make for handsome leads in this drama, but both seem out of place in this costume drama set a post-Civil War New Orleans. Gardner is spurned by Mitchum, but when she suddenly comes into wealth, she decides to use her money to win back Mitchum and exact her revenge. Mitchum is one of my favorite actors, but this is not his sort of picture. Gardner too for that matter. The leads make this film worth watching, but just barely. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review dave j Wealthy socialite Barbara Beaurevel (Ava Gardner) meets up with old doctrine flame, Mark Lucas (Robert Mitchum) and attempts to wreck his life after finding out he has already married. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member a fair to good drama noir set in late 1890s New Orleans a story of lust,greed and passion with a good performance by Ava Gardiner,Robert Mitchum,and supporting cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Love story full of spite, deception and a town full of loathsome characters. However Ava Gardner holds things up well with the majority of the screen time, but Mitchum and Douglas are solid enough in support. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member good period melodrama Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member ok costume drama/period piece Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When Barbara Beaurevel (Ava Gardner) inherits a large amount of money from her grandmother, the community is curious about its suspicious origins. But Barbara is focused on her love for Mark Lucas (Robert Mitchum), a local doctor who also happens to be married. She bribes her cousin Paul (Melvyn Douglas) to romance Corinne (Janis Carter), Mark's wife, to free up the doctor's affections. The plan works at first, but a fatal altercation sets the stage for a revealing courtroom finale.
Director
Robert Stevenson
Producer
Robert Sparks, Polan Banks
Production Co
RKO Pictures
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 21, 1951, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 19, 2016
Runtime
1h 21m
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