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3.6
48 Ratings

Forbidden

Directed by Frank Capra
United States, 1932
Romance

Synopsis

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

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Forbidden Directed by Frank Capra

Critics reviews

It goes from rural library to luxury liner in about three minutes, the jilted bookworm (Barbara Stanwyck) cashes in her savings and emerges mid-ocean as a fur-swathed socialite—Now, Voyager anticipated and distilled, and Frank Capra is just getting started… Public and private spaces, budding Capra themes, irresistible force and immovable body… The quickness and verve of the technique belie the singular bitterness of “a life of devotion,” the realm of melodrama is surreal terrain.
April 17, 2017
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