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No Man of Her Own (1950)

 -  Drama | Film-Noir  -  5 June 1950 (UK)
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Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Helen Ferguson / Patrice Harkness
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Bill Harkness
Jane Cowl ...
Mrs. Harkness
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Patrice Harkness
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Stephen 'Steve' Morley
Henry O'Neill ...
Mr. Harkness
Richard Denning ...
Hugh Harkness
Carole Mathews ...
Irma - the blonde
Harry Antrim ...
Ty Winthrop
Catherine Craig ...
Rosalie Baker
Esther Dale ...
Josie
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Plainclothesman
Griff Barnett ...
Dr. Parker
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Storyline

Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her. Written by Will Gilbert

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I Married a Dead Man  »

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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 21, 1951 with Barbara Stanwyck reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

When Bill gets stuck in the slush trying to turn his car around to follow Stephen Morley and Helen Ferguson whom he has passed on the road, the rear wheels spin without traction. The front tires can be seen to have chains installed. If they had been installed on the rear drive tires, he wouldn't have had a problem and the scene wouldn't have had as much tension. See more »

Quotes

Bill Harkness: [returns to car after dumping a dead body onto a moving train] He stayed on, caught on the catwalk or whatever it is, but his hat and... came off.
Helen Ferguson: Don't.
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Version of J'ai épousé une ombre (1983) See more »

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Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund - What more could you want
11 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this film. I first saw it when I was 10 and always remembered the story and feel of it. This is wonderful noir, with the kind of plot that keeps one enthralled until the final frame.

All the performers deliver: Stanwyck moves from a tragic character with little hope, through loss, the turmoil of deceit to happiness. This was a strong performance for her; John Lund perfectly portrays a man in conflict. Jane Cowl and Catherine Craig are almost a perfect sparing pair as the mother and the maid, their sarcasm to each other provides the humour scattered through the film.

The atmosphere and mood of the latter part of this film is perfectly captured in black and white. It makes you realize the role shooting a film in black and white played in this genre.

If you have not seen this film, do yourself a favour AND SEE IT.


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