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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

  • Film

Time Out says

Superb performance by Stanwyck (as coldly calculating as she was in Double Indemnity) as the apex of a traumatic triangle comprising the two men who (maybe) saw her club her wealthy aunt to death when they were children. Now a tycoon in her own right, bonded to one of the witnesses (Douglas) in a guilt-ridden marriage, she finds the other (Heflin) resurfacing in her life as both promise of escape and threat to security - and the stagnant waters begin to stir again with murderous crosscurrents of fear and desire. A gripping film noir, all the more effective for being staged by Milestone as a steamy romantic melodrama.
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Release Details

  • Duration:117 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lewis Milestone
  • Screenwriter:Robert Rossen
  • Cast:
    • Lisabeth Scott
    • Judith Anderson
    • Frank Orth
    • Barbara Stanwyck
    • Van Heflin
    • Kirk Douglas
    • Roman Bohnen
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