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  • Actors: Douglass Montgomery, Hazel Court, Patricia Burke
  • Directors: George King
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Sep 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UBSUMY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,210 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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After the war, Jim Harding (Douglass Montgomery) is desperate to put his knowledge of chemistry to good use but his wife s greed forces him to sell potions for baldness and stomach disorders in a fairground booth on Blackpool s Golden Mile. His marriage hits rock bottom when his wife Diana (Patricia Burke) dates a theatrical impresario behind his back and Jim falls in love with the beautiful Jane Thompson (Hazel Court), who runs the candyfloss stall opposite. But Jim s newfound happiness is cut short when his wife finds out about their affair and refuses to give him a divorce. As their marriage disintegrates into constant bickering, Jim takes a walk along Blackpool s crowded shore and decides to murder his wife.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. G. M. on 27 Sep 2010
Format: DVD
I watched 'Forbidden' last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very much in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock. The liner notes say that this film has only been on television once, in 1978. Amazing. Though considered 'lost', it's apparently only been hiding at the back of the shelf for years, and is finally making a well-deserved reappearance.

Image and sound are very good, and Odeon have done a very good job of cleaning up any problems with this sixty year old, long-unseen movie.

I highly recommend this film to anyone enjoying a good suspense thriller.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Bagnall on 31 Jan 2010
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This was a very enjoyable little thriller,good storyline,kept me glued from beginning to end.I would recommend this to anyone who loves old black and white movies.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Colin Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 April 2011
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This entertaining 1948 crime drama, directed by George King, tells the story of Jim Harding, (Douglass Montgomery) who after the war, finds himself selling baldness and stomach potions at a fairground in Blackpool.

With his wife, Diana (Patricia Burke) having an affair, and Jim himself falling for another woman (played by Hazel Court) Jim's wife refuses to give him a divorce, the frustrated Jim now plans to murder his wife.
This vintage black and white movie has a Hitchcock feel to it, with a noir atmosphere, and is nicely paced with good performances. The rest of the cast includes Ronald Shiner, Kenneth Griffith and Michael Medwin.

Having been considered "lost", the movie was eventually tracked down by the good folk at Odeon Entertainment, who appreciate the fact that theres a market for these great old films. The movie has been restored, and picture and sound quality are good. The extras are a collection of best of British trailers, no subtitles. The included 2-page leaflet features details of the director and the main stars.

For lovers of 1940's crime drama, this is well worth a look.
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By CPyrate on 20 Sep 2013
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A gripping British thriller from "austerity Britain", lovely shots of post-war Blackpool, Hazel Court looking absolutely gorgeous, decent acting with a dash of corn, who could ask for more?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By WSH on 31 Aug 2011
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This is a 'B' picture through and through. The male lead, Douglass Montgomery, is no star - in fact, he is a rather wooden actor, and that greatly weakens the production. The supporting cast are better, on the whole, but the story is completely conventional, which leaves little scope for real suspense. Some of the settings, at Blackpool, are colourful, but they are not always well integrated with the studio elements. Save your money.
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