No Man of Her Own

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  • Passed
  • 1950
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 7.4  (2,854)

The movie No Man of Her Own was released in 1950 and stars legendary actress Barbara Stanwyck in the lead role alongside John Lund and Jane Cowl. This movie is a romantic drama film that revolves around two main characters, Helen Ferguson played by Barbara Stanwyck and Patrice Harkness played by John Lund. The movie begins with a pregnant Helen Ferguson taking a train to San Francisco in search of a new life. She meets Patrice Harkness during the journey and they start to interact with each other. Patrice is immediately drawn to Helen but she is hesitant to get involved as she is pregnant and unmarried. After the train meets with an accident and Helen suffers a miscarriage, she is taken to the hospital where she is mistaken for a woman named Patrice Harkness who died in the accident. She decides to take on the identity of Patrice Harkness in order to start a new life as she believes that her old life is tainted by her pregnancy and the circumstances surrounding it.

Helen eventually becomes accepted into the Harkness family and starts to fall in love with Patrice's brother, Bill Harkness played by John Lund. However, things become complicated when a private detective starts to investigate Helen's past and she is faced with the possibility of being exposed as a fraud. As the truth begins to unravel, Helen's relationship with Bill becomes threatened and she is forced to come to terms with her past and the consequences of her actions.

The chemistry between Barbara Stanwyck and John Lund is electric throughout the movie, and their scenes together are particularly captivating. Their love story is presented with a subtle touch that makes it all the more poignant. The movie is also aided by some strong supporting actors like Jane Cowl who plays Bill and Patrice's grandmother and Phyllis Thaxter who plays Marsha, a woman who is interested in Bill.

The movie's cinematography is impressive, particularly in its depiction of the train accident that sets off the events of the film. The train car sequence, in particular, is a highlight, as it manages to create tension and drama while also demonstrating the technical skill of the filmmakers.

One of the most striking aspects of the film is Barbara Stanwyck's performance as Helen. She manages to effortlessly switch between a woman trying to escape from her past and a woman who has found true love. She also manages to imbue the character with a particular sense of dignity and grace that makes her truly captivating on screen.

Overall, No Man of Her Own is a well-made and engaging film that showcases the best of classic Hollywood cinema. It has strong lead performances, solid supporting actors, and a well-crafted story that keeps the audience engaged throughout. Anyone who is a fan of classic romantic dramas should definitely give this movie a chance.

No Man of Her Own is a 1950 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

No Man of Her Own
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    7.4  (2,854)