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Release Date:
23 November 1958 (USA) See more »
Over twenty thousand girls every year live this bitter story! See more »
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  (in credits order)
Norma Moore ... Betty Miller

Robert Vaughn ... Don Bigelow

Diana Darrin ... Mousie

Billie Bird ... Gertie

Jeanne Cooper ... Mrs. Horton
Ron Hargrave ... Ben

Kathleen Hughes ... Linda
Sam Buffington ... Mr. Paully
Claire Carleton ... Mrs. Miller
Colette Jackson ... Louella (as Collette Jackson)

Timothy Carey ... Doctor
Barbara Cowan (as Barbara Crane)
Eve McVeagh

Ken Lynch ... Ray Curtis

Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Paully
Joan Lora ... Mary Ellen
Ralph Gamble ... Minister
Milano Kay
Vera Ferguson
Elizabeth Slifer (as Liz Slifer)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawn Richard

Craig Slocum ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Doniger  (as Walter A. Doniger)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anson Bond  screenplay
Anson Bond  story
Alden Nash  screenplay

Produced by
Maurice Horn .... associate producer
Joseph Justman .... producer
Original Music by
Emil Newman 
Cinematography by
Lothrop B. Worth  (as Lothrop Worth)
Film Editing by
Neil Brunnenkant 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton  (as David Milton)
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
Makeup Department
Phillip Scheer .... makeup artist (as Philip Scheer)
Kay Shea .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jack R. Berne .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert H. Justman .... assistant director (as Bob Justman)
Art Department
Ted Mossman .... property
James West .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Charles G. Schelling .... sound editor (as Charles Schelling)
Jack Solomon .... sound engineer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Arrico .... wardrobe (as Chuck Arrico)
Pauline Lewis .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Lou Moss .... supervising editor
Music Department
Lee Osborne .... music editor
Other crew
Mollie Kent .... set continuity (as Molly Kent)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
74 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

According to Robert Vaughn in his memoirs, A Fortunate Life, Timothy Carey, who played here an abortionist, arrived on the set with a black medical bag from which he brought ugly vilest looking knives, tools, hammers. But the director did not agree with that stuff from Timothy Carey and he threatened him to be fired if he used those tools for the shooting.See more »
Continuity: At the very end of the movie, Reverend Benton, in a 1953 Chevrolet 4-door sedan, drives Betty to retrieve her baby from the older couple. Then, with baby, they leave the scene in a 1950 Chevrolet 2-door sedan.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Decent, 26 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Unwed Mother (1958)

** (out of 4)

Another "warning/message" film telling girls to not have sex until marriage. A young, sweet girl from the country (Norma Moore) moves to L.A. with her mother and meets a young man (Robert Vaughn) who she thinks is just perfect. That is until she gets pregnant and he's on his way to jail. Here's another warning film that is somewhat well made but it's so over-dramatic that you can't help but laugh when the film tries to be serious. Moore gives a pretty bland performance, which doesn't help matters but vaughn comes out pretty good and he's certainly the main reason to watch this film. There's plenty of campy dialogue and situations that keep the film moving but in the end there's nothing too special here.

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