4 out of 4 users found this helpful Forbidden Love
A beautiful and romantic story about a handsome, young priest named Ralph DeBricassart(Richard Chamberlain), looking to fulfil his soul with God and the Church by working to gain the powerful position of Archbishop Cardinal. The story begins in 1920 Australia where the young priest has just been assigned to work. He meets and befriends an elderly and wealthy woman named Mary Carson(Barbara Stanwyck) who develops a strong attraction toward him and lets him know it every time she sees him...He's not interested, of course, and he make sures she knows that his heart is with God and the Church... When Mary dies she leaves the bulk of her wealth to the Catholic Church with Father Ralph as the Personal Representative and 20% to her brother and his family. To make a long story short, Father RAlph takes a special interest in Mary's niece, a little girl(Sydney Penny as a child and Rachel Ward as an adult) who is neglected by her family. His interest in her is purely innocent...he only wants to protect her from life's painful blows and challenges...until she blossoms into a strikingly beautiful young woman, the two of them develop a love for one another unlike no other which continues to challenge Father Ralph's decision to remain with the church. The story starts in 1920 and ends in 1962 and is wonderfully portrayed by all the actors involved...A story that one can easily get lost into...Destined to be a timeless classic...
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