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Forbidden (1932) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Tod Browning and produced by Irving Thalberg, Tod Browning, Dwain Esper, Harry Rapf and Hildegarde Stadie.

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Book Review: FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD--THE PRE-CODE ERA (1930-1934)

By Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 20, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Probably no other entity has done more to showcase "Pre-Code" cinema than Turner Classic Movies. The cable television network constantly shows Pre-Code films day after day, and many home video collections containing titles from that era have been released with TCM's support. The network's connection... Read full article


Silent Sunday – Forbidden Fruit (1921)

By Michael on Apr 29, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Since Sunday tends to be a day of quiet and reflection for many people, it seems an appropriate day to celebrate silent movies. But in keeping with the “day of rest” theme, I’m just going to post this without any commentary and just sit back and let you enjoy.... Read full article


“Monsters! Monsters from the Id!”: Forbidden Planet (1956)

on Sep 26, 2016 From True Classics

The Wonders in the Dark sci-fi countdown rolls on, and here’s another contribution from yours truly: at #25, it’s the 1956 deep-space classic?Forbidden Planet: MGM, the studio that produced Forbidden Planet, threw a couple million dollars into the production of the film, and it shows in ... Read full article


Forbidden (1932) with Barbara Stanwyck and Adolphe Menjou

By Orson De Welles on Jun 23, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Her Greatest Dramatic Role ! Frank Capra is one of Hollywood?s all-time great directors, but even he has a few lesser known gems in his filmography.? Among them is 1932?s Forbidden, a torrid potboiler starring Barbara Stanwyck and Adolphe Menjou. ?Perhaps even Capra himself thought the f... Read full article


The Warner Archive Forbidden Hollywood Giveaway!

By KC on May 27, 2016 From Classic Movies

To commemorate the tenth and final volume of Warner Archive's delightful Forbidden Hollywood pre-code series, I am giving away one five-film set to a lucky reader! The collection includes: Guilty Hands (1931), with Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis and Madge Evans The Mouthpiece (1932), starring Warr... Read full article


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Quotes from

[referring to a "half-man/half-woman" who has given Hercules an alluring look]
Roscoe: I think she likes you - but he don't.


Phroso: Schlitze your a real man,s woman.


Roscoe: [whenever he asks only one of the two Siamese twins to stay, and the twins have to leave together] You always use that as a excu-excuse, an alib-b-b-bi.


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Facts about

Tod Browning's only onscreen credit is on the title page: "Tod Browning's Freaks," which is interpreted as the director credit. He is not in studio records as a producer.
Johnny Eck, the half-boy, remembered his screen test was taken by MGM's scouting unit while he was on tour in Canada, and he shared the screen with the world's largest rat. He recalled being treated well by the crew, "The technicians, the sound men, the electricians, and the prop department, and everybody... was my friend... We got along beautifully."
The reunion of Hans and Frieda, seen at the end of most prints, was not part of Tod Browning's original cut. It was added during the re-editing to give the film a happier ending.
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