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A Life of Her Own (1950)

 -  Drama  -  1 September 1950 (USA)
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Small town Kansas girl, Lily James, is the latest model working for the Thomas Callaway Agency in New York City. Despite her small town roots, Lily is street-wise because of her tough ... See full summary »

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Small town Kansas girl, Lily James, is the latest model working for the Thomas Callaway Agency in New York City. Despite her small town roots, Lily is street-wise because of her tough growing up experiences, and as such she is a good judge of character. She believes she can escape her troubles through professional success. Because of her hard work ethic, she quickly does rise to the top of her profession. She attracts the attention of Steve Harleigh, a wealthy copper mine owner. Despite they both knowing that nothing can come between them, they fall in love. The issues are that he lives and works in Montana, and that he is already married. Steve feels guilty about his marital infidelity as his wife, Nora, is physically disabled from a car accident in which he was the cause. Lily has to decide if her own happiness is worth destroying the life of a woman - an invalid - she's never met. Written by Huggo

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The ending in the original script had washed-up model Lily James, played by Lana Turner, at forty-five years of age working as a hotel maid. The original ending as filmed had Lily James committing suicide, following in the footsteps of Mary Ashton, the older model Lily meets earlier in the film who jumps to her death from a window. After filming finished in late March 1950 the film was shown to test audiences who gave such a negative reaction to this ending that retakes were done in mid-April 1950, to provide the film with the happier ending that's used in the finished film, much to the dismay of director George Cukor. See more »

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Lily James appears as "Top Model" on the cover of a Life magazine being read by Jim Leversoe. The scene immediately dissolves to the cover of the same Life magazine in a plane with Steve Harleigh, but the cover shot of the Life magazine on the plane is an entirely different pose (but the same outfit and hairdo). See more »

Quotes

Lily Brannel James: I could put lipstick on like this too.
Steve Harleigh: Yeah, I know.
Lily Brannel James: That's right... you know.
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A Life of Her Own
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Music by Bronislau Kaper
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An average movie with an above average soundtrack
9 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am extremely interested in getting information concerning the theme music that was played throughout the movie "A Life of Her Own". It was mostly orchestral, but also piano in cocktail lounge settings. Most important to me would be to learn the title of this song. In addition, I would like to know if any of the original score or soundtrack is available for purchase. In my opinion this unusual and haunting theme music made a rather forgettable movie an unforgettable movie for me. If you do not have any information that I am interested in , I would appreciate any direction I might take to obtain this theme music. I might add that I have just recently accessed your web site, and was impressed with the depth of information available.


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