My Forbidden Past

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My Forbidden Past ★★½ 1951

Melodrama set in 1890 New Orleans centers on a young woman (Gardner) with an unsavory past who unexpectedly inherits a fortune and vows to break up the marriage of the man (Mitchum) she loves. His wife is murdered and he is charged with doing the deed until Gardner, exposing her past, wins his love and helps to extricate him. 81m/B VHS . Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Mitchum; D: Robert Stevenson.