The Forbidden Street (1949) Dana Andrews, Maureen O'Hara
Director: Jean Negulesco
Co-stars: Sybil Thorndike, Fay Compton, Wilfrid Hyde-White
90 minutes, Black and White
DVD-R: Region ALL
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 the movie from a novel by Margery Sharp.