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A Life of Her Own (1950)

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108 min | Drama

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...See moreSmall 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 See less
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George J. Folsey (as George Folsey)
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$1,818,000
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Sep 1, 1950 (United States)

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Lana Turner
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Ray Milland
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Tom Ewell
Tom Caraway Tom Caraway   See fewer
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Louis Calhern
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Ann Dvorak
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Lee Gorrance Lee Gorrance   See fewer
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Margaret Phillips
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6.3 / 10 | 764 votes