My Forbidden Past

My Forbidden Past

Director: Robert Stevenson Cast: Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas

DVD (Full Frame)

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This period melodrama stars Ava Gardner as Barbara Beaurevel, a woman who inherits a substantial fortune from her grandmother. The source of the Beaurevel estate is a subject much whispered about among polite company, but Barbara hopes to wipe away its stigma by using her money to help others through good works. Barbara is in love with Dr. Mark Lucas (Robert Mitchum), but since the good doctor is married, there is little she can do to win his affection. Barbara persuades Paul (Melvyn Douglas) to try to seduce Dr. Lucas' wife Corinne (Janis Carter) in hopes of driving him away from her. Not long after this plan fails, Barbara finds a way to truly prove her love to Dr. Lucas. Corrine is murdered, Dr. Lucas is accused of the crime, and Barbara realizes that the testimony that could save his life would mean having to reveal the truth about her grandmother's shameful past.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2012
UPC: 0883316676738
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:10:00
Sales rank: 22,490

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Mitchum Dr. Mark Lucas
Ava Gardner Barbara Beaurevel
Melvyn Douglas Paul Beaurevel
Lucile Watson Aunt Eula
Janis Carter Corinne
Gordon Oliver Clay Duchesne
Basil Ruysdael Dean Cazzley
Clarence Muse Pompey
Walter Kingsford Coroner
Jack Briggs Cousin Phillipe
Will Wright Luther Toplady
Barry Brooks Policeman
Cliff Clark Horse Vendor
George Douglas Deputy
Watson Downs Hotel Clerk
Everett Glass Elderly Doctor
Johnny Lee Toy Vendor
Kenneth MacDonald Police Lieutenant
Louis Payne Man
John Buddy Williams Fishmonger

Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
Leopold Atlas Screenwriter
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Phil Brigandi Sound/Sound Designer
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Alfred Herman Art Director
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
Harley Miller Set Decoration/Design
Marion Parsonnet Screenwriter
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Robert Sparks Producer
Harry J. Wild Cinematographer
Michael Woulfe Costumes/Costume Designer

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