Newspaperman helps girl find her sister's illegitimate baby, gets mixed up in baby-adoption racket.


(as Joe Newman)


(original screenplay), (additional dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Leona Donner
Little Guy Decola
Dottie Jensen
Major Ellen Ross
Harry - Mrs. Donner's Chauffeur
Sid Tomack ...
Humes - Missing Persons Office Clerk
Ruth Sanderson ...
Mrs. Spence
William Frambes ...
Scoop - Cub Reporter (as William Page)
Perc Launders ...
Detective Dowd
Detective Brenn


An expose of the baby-profiteering racket as told through the story of an unwed-mother. whose family and friends start an investigation as to the whereabouts of her baby. This leads to and through an organized gang led by a society matron. The girl is found dead and while it looks like a suicide, the girl's sister and a newspaper reporter think it is murder. Written by Les Adams <>

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No name for her baby... only a Price!


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Release Date:

28 November 1949 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Abandoned Woman  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Kerric: [to Mrs. Donner] I was just thinking how nice life used to be when I stuck to blackmail and petty larceny.
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Passable Black Market Baby Crime Drama
15 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, Dennis Okeefe and Gale Storm deliver competent performances and Marjorie Rambeau is effective as the matronly but menacing madam baby broker, but this movie is surely most memorable as the sole instance in which a young Raymond Burr (merely stout here, but still not thin) gets the s$#@ kicked out of him, which alone makes it worth the price of admission. Painfully corny narrative framing sequence at the beginning and the end (where there is a big unintentional laugh), but by and large a straightforward and enjoyable minor noir. At times a bit preachy perhaps and hardly a masterpiece but worth a look when it pops up on TCM late night.

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