Ava Gardner and Melvyn Douglas
We all have “Old Hollywood” regrets, don’t we? Roles we wish our favorite stars had played (roles we wish our favorite stars had NOT played!), pairings that never happened we wish had happened, etc.
One of my Classic Film regrets is that Ava Gardner and Melvyn Douglas (two of my favorites) weren’t paired romantically in, say, a great film noir. While I enjoy their film My Forbidden Past a great deal, not only are they cousins but she has both of her eyes on Robert Mitchum!
I would have loved a film where her beautiful eyes were only on Melvyn.
Oh well, sometimes we have to take what we can get! You can read more about My Forbidden Past here.