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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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Bill 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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Griff Barnett ...
Dr. Parker
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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 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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5 June 1950 (UK)  »

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I Married a Dead Man  »

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In-joke: Character played by Barbara Stanwyck is named Helen Ferguson; Helen Ferguson is real name of one of best-known Hollywood publicists of the era, who also represented Stanwyck. 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 »

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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 Kati Patang (1970) See more »

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Good movie, great acting
28 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really like this movie. OK, so the plot is unbelievable. When you've got good acting and excellent directing you can overlook it all. I especially like Lyle Bettger's portrayal of the heel boyfriend and blackmailer and Jane Cowl as the kindly mother in law. And what can you say about Barbara Stanwyck that hasn't been said - steady, compelling, convincing. She's the best.

There's one line in the movie that always makes me laugh. After Barbara has her baby, the doctor and nurse are talking about her progress and agree "if she continues to do well, she can see the baby in a couple of weeks". In our 21st century experience of instant parent/baby bonding, this seems so bizarre!


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