Cinema: The New Pictures, May 30, 1949

The Forbidden Street (20th Century-Fox) is a plushy piece of theatrical fustian spun from Britannia Mews, the bestseller by British Novelist Margery Sharp. Full of fine careless raptures and even more careless improvisations, it tells a story as cluttered with plot as a Victorian interior.

When rapture No. 1 comes along, Maureen O'Hara, an impetuous young woman of the 1880s, defies her respectable family to marry an impoverished painter (Dana Andrews with a beard). Soon after he takes her off to live in a picturesque London slum, Dana turns out to be just what...

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