• The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Release Date: July 24th, 1946

DVD Release Date: December 30th, 1997

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Young Martha (Barbara Stanwyck) inadvertently causes the death of her cruel, authoritarian aunt. Martha lies to the cops, and Walter (Kirk Douglas), who saw the crime, corroborates the girl's story. Eventually, they wed out of convenience; the meek Walter is genuinely in love, and Martha thinks that her secret is safe since she has married the one witness to her aunt's death. However, when her childhood pal, Sam (Van Heflin), shows up, Martha knows her dark past may not stay a secret for long.

Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott, Judith Anderson, Darryl Hickman

Director: Lewis Milestone

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Hal Wallis Productions

Distributors: Reel Media International [us], Lumivision, Laserlight Entertainment, Kino Video, Master Movies, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Forbidden love, Love triangle, Fall, Office, Rivalry, Tense, 1940s


Nominated Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)