Mrs Winterbourne

Mrs Winterbourne

Richard Benjamin (1996)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Former US daytime chat queen Ricki Lake takes on the Barbara Stanwyck role in this creditable remake of that three-hanky woman's picture, No Man of Her Own. As the pregnant runaway who is mistaken for the daughter-in-law of a wealthy Boston matriarch after being rescued from a train crash, Lake displays a gratifying candour that almost excuses her desperate deception. Moreover, in romancing suspicious twin Brendan Fraser and consoling the grieving Shirley MacLaine, she holds her own against her more experienced co-stars. Equally noteworthy are the nicely contrasting performances of Miguel Sandoval as the loyal Cuban chauffeur and Loren Dean as Lake's worthless boyfriend.


A penniless pregnant woman accidentally boards a train to Boston. The train crashes and she ends up in hospital, mistaken for another woman who died in the accident and who was on her way to meet her husband's wealthy family for the first time. None the wiser, the casualty's prospective mother-in-law arrives and takes the pretender into her home. Comedy, with Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser and Miguel Sandoval.

Cast & Crew

Grace Winterbourne Shirley MacLaine
Connie Doyle Ricki Lake
Bill Winterbourne / Hugh Winterbourne Brendan Fraser
Paco Miguel Sandoval
Steve DeCunzo Loren Dean
Father Brian Peter Gerety
Christine Jane Krakowski
Director Richard Benjamin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language. Available on: video and DVD