No Man of Her Own (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

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No Man of Her Own (1950)





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In this romantic melodrama, Barbara Stanwyck plays a pregnant young woman who is abandoned by her callous lover. With only a train ticket, the despondent woman heads for home. While aboard the train she meets a wealthy young couple heading home to happily announce their new baby. The wife is particularly excited for she has yet to meet her in-laws. Stanwyck admires the young woman's beautiful wedding ring and the latter generously allows her to try it on. With no warning the train derails and both the young groom and his bride are killed. Stanwyck survives but is rushed to the hospital where she gives birth. Because the ring is still upon her finger, she is mistaken for the dead girl and taken into the bereaved family's posh home. Fortunately, the accident gives the opportunistic young woman the opportunity to conveniently feign amnesia when they ask her too many personal questions. Still the family accepts her as one of their own and she lives happily until her rat of an ex-boyfriend shows up and threatens to blackmail her. Fortunately, by this time, her "brother-in-law" has fallen in love with her and intervenes.

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Barbara Stanwyck
as Helen Ferguson/Patrice Harkness
John Lund
as Bill Harkness
Richard Denning
as Hugh Harkness
Phyllis Thaxter
as Patrice Harkness
Jane Cowl
as Mrs. Harkness
Lyle Bettger
as Stephen Morley
Henry O'Neill
as Mr. Harkness
Harry Antrim
as Ty Winthrop
Catherine Craig
as Rosalie Baker
Milburn Stone
as Plainclothesman
Griff Barnett
as Dr. Parker
Stan Johnson
as Policeman
Dooley Wilson
as Dining Car Waiter
Jean Andren
as Louise Russell
Kasey Rogers
as Family Friend
Charles Dayton
as Family Friend
Tom Browne Henry
as Doctor at Hospital
Johnny Michaels
as Delivery Boy
Virginia Brissac
as Justice of the Peace's Wife
Thomas Browne Henry
as Doctor at Hospital
Willard Waterman
as Jack Olsen
Dave Willock
as Jimmy Baker
Kathleen Freeman
as Clara Larrimore
Esther Howard
as Boarding House Owner
Sumner Getchell
as John Larrimore
Gordon Nelson
as Justice of the Peace
Jean Ruth
as Nurse
Mary Lawrence
as Lucy Hunt
Jack Reynolds
as Country Club Party Member
Helen Mowery
as Harriet Olsen
Ashley Cowan
as Justice of the Peace's Son
Jimmie Dundee
as Patrolman
Phil Tully
as Patrol Car Policeman
Ray Walker
as Plainclothesman
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Critic Reviews for No Man of Her Own

All Critics (3)

This is a better than average movie. It gives Barbara Stanwyck a chance to display her talents, which she does to good advantage.

June 19, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Leisen's direction is never artful enough to give plausibility to the adventures that overtake Miss Stanwyck.

October 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Most of the strength of the movie rests on Stanwyck -- one of the greatest of all screen actresses -- and her ability to sell this story.

April 3, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for No Man of Her Own


stanwyck owns this picture, leisen's only noir film. great up until the last few minutes when it gets a little too expository for my liking. and i wish they'd kept cornell woolrich's original title: i married a dead man

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Somewhat preposterous story given credence by superior acting and direction. Remade with more of a comedic twist as Mrs. Winterbourne but this one is much better in every department,

jay nixon
jay nixon

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