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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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Complete credited cast:
Bill Harkness
Jane Cowl ...
Mrs. Harkness
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 ...
Griff Barnett ...
Dr. Parker


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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Release Date:

5 June 1950 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

I Married a Dead Man  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


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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Remade as Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) See more »

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A little silly, but enjoyable.
15 December 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Top notch performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Jane Cowl make this film worthwhile. The plot's a bit silly - but these two extraordinary actors make it all seem utterly convincing. Moody cinematography and strong direction help too. Interesting to see the same story turn up a few years ago as "Mrs Winterbourne" with Ricki Lake and Shirley MacLaine in the Stanwyck and Cowl roles respectively. A less serious treatment, but also less successful.

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