Forbidden Heaven (1936)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Forbidden Heaven was accurately assessed by "B"-film historian Don Miller as "a weepie unabashed -- and a successful one." Silent-film heartthrob Charles Farrell stars as a British working stiff named Niba, who hopes one day to attain a Parliamentary seat. Niba's life is permanently altered when he rescues forlorn American girl Ann (Charlotte Henry). Though forced to give up his political dreams, Niba contentedly sets up house with Ann, eventually falling in love with her. Then tragedy strikes -- so suddenly that it seems to have been tacked onto the film as an afterthought because the writers couldn't think of anything else. Despite its abrupt mood changes, Forbidden Heaven was a real audience pleaser, allowing everyone to enjoy a good cry.

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damsel-in-distress, politician, rescue, America