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On a cruise ship headed to Havana, librarian Lulu Smith (Barbara Stanwyck) meets dashing attorney Bob Grover (Adolphe Menjou), and they quickly become inseparable. When they return home, their relationship is complicated by an inconvenient fact: Bob is married and unwilling to leave his bedridden wife. Their relationship dissolves, and Lulu decides not to tell him that she's pregnant with his child. But, when Bob becomes district attorney, a nosy reporter may uncover the explosive news anyway.

Cast

Myma Fresholtz
as Roberta, age 2
Charlotte Henry
as Roberta (age 18)
Myrna Fresholtz
as Roberta as a Baby
Helen Parrish
as Roberta (age 8)
Mary Jo Ellis
as Roberta (age 12)
Robert Parrish
as Office Boy
Dick Winslow
as Office Boy
Cooke Phelps
as Office Boy
Roger Byrne
as Office Boy
Carmencita Johnson
as Children in Halloween Scene
Seesel Ann Johnson
as Children in Halloween Scene
Larry Dolan
as Children in Halloween Scene
Lynn Compton
as Children in Halloween Scene
Claude King
as Mr. Jones
Florence Wix
as Mrs. Smith
Robert Graves
as Mr. Exner
Harry Holman
as Lovelorn Columnist
Gertrude Pedlar
as (uncredited)
Wilfred Noy
as (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Forbidden

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  • The vitriol and hurt coursing through this prickly, scandalous pre-code melodrama from 1932 may wrong-foot those who had director Frank Capra pegged as head cheerleader for good ol' American democracy and cheery, affirmative humanist values.

    October 27, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

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  • Wrestling with how a working mother can find fulfillment without being forced to choose between her career and her children is still a relevant topic today - therefore so is Forbidden.

    August 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This is sadly disappointing stuff from such masters of their craft.

    October 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Well before the end the whole thing collapses into rip-roaring melodrama.

    October 27, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 16, 2014
    Overblown meller that Missy Stanwyck makes worth watching, as she always did.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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