Forbidden (1932)

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A librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.


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  • Barbara Stanwyck and Adolphe Menjou in Forbidden (1932)
  • Ralph Bellamy and Barbara Stanwyck in Forbidden (1932)
  • Barbara Stanwyck in Forbidden (1932)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Adolphe Menjou in Forbidden (1932)
  • Barbara Stanwyck, FORBIDDEN, Columbia, 1932, **I.V.
  • Ralph Bellamy and Barbara Stanwyck in Forbidden (1932)

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28 March 2007 | mukava991
5
| time stands still!!
What struck me about this film is the fact that although the story spans about 20 years, the hairstyles, clothes, cars, furniture and general infrastructure remain steadfastly "1932" throughout. Makes me wonder why they didn't start the film in 1912 - budget concerns over the cost of 1912 production values? Anyway, this melodrama is pretty routine for its time - contrived, fast-moving plot structure dealing with "naughty" subject matter, in this case cohabitation outside wedlock and its consequences. Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou and Ralph Bellamy are all quite arresting in their roles and there are some nice turns of dialog and at least one memorable camera angle during an emotional scene in which the only visible part of Stanwyck's face - mostly concealed behind Menjou's shoulder - is the area around her right eye, filmed through the spaces between balusters on a staircase. Whether this scene was meant to reflect the shadowy nature of the couple's relationship or just a way to make the scene more fun to watch, it's a standout.

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