'No Man of Her Own' (1950), followed by 'The Mating Season' (1951)

Sunday, December 2, 2012
7:00 pm - 10:15 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

That Signature Style: The Films of Mitchell Leisen

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$9 general admission; $8 non-UCLA Students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required).

Free for UCLA students (current ID required).


UCLA Film & Television Archive
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'No Man of Her Own' (1950). A train accident and a case of mistaken identity gives a pregnant woman abandoned by her lover the opportunity to pass as the daughter-in-law of a wealthy couple. When her past returns to threaten her new life, she discovers the lengths she will go to escape it. Leisen’s suspenseful noir probes the possibility of reinvention and redemption.

Followed by: 'The Mating Season' (1951). After she’s forced to close the hamburger stand her deceased husband started, Ellen McNulty goes to visit her son (Lund) only to be mistaken as a domestic by his new wife (Tierney). As Ellen, Thelma Ritter delivers a gutsy low-brow performance while Leisen deftly maneuvers through the comic and dramatic turns of the story.

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