The Forbidden Street

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The Anglo-American co-production Britannia Mews was released in the U.S. as The Affairs of Adelaide, then reissued as Forbidden Street, the title it carries today. Set in the Victoria era, the film focuses upon Adelaide (Maureen O'Hara), a young lady of good family who renounces both name and fame when she marries an impoverished artist (Dana Andrews). When her husband is killed in an accident, Adelaide is blackmailed by a spiteful old hag (Dame Sybil Thorndike) who claims that the girl killed her spouse. Enter a handsome young barrister who is the living image of Adelaide's late husband (and who, accordingly, is also played by Dana Andrews). He extricates Adelaide from her plight, reunites her with her family, and along the way falls in love with her himself. Ring Lardner Jr. adapted Britannia Mews from a novel by Margery Sharp. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Maureen O'Hara
as Adelaide 'Addie' Culver
Dana Andrews
as Henry Lambert / Gilbert Lauderdale
Sybil Thorndike
as Mrs. 'The Sow' Mounsey
June Allen
as Adelaide as a Child
Anthony Tancred
as Treff Culver
Anthony Lamb
as Treff as a Child
Fay Compton
as Mrs. Culver
Anne Butchart
as Alice Hambro
Suzanne Gibbs
as Alice as a Child
Diane Hart
as The Blazer
Heather Latham
as Blazer as a Child
Mary Martlew
as Milly Lauderdale
Gwynne Whitby
as Miss Bryant
Neil North
as Jimmy Hambro
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  • Only Miss Fay Compton as Miss O'Hara's mother and Mr. Anthony Tancred as her brother bring a touch of reality into this shadow play, surely, so far, the most disappointing film of the year.

    Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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