The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers

USA – 1946 – black and white

Director: Lewis Milestone | Screenwriter: Robert Rossen, John Patrick | Cinematography: Victor Milner | Editing: Archie Marshek | Soundtrack: Miklós Rózsa | Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas | Producer: Hal B. Wallis | Runtime: 116’

After failing to escape her domineering aunt with her friend Sam, Martha accidentally kills her, the death witnessed by Walter, who blackmails Martha into marriage and her inheritance. Eighteen years later, Sam returns. Walter believes he knows the truth and plans to blackmail him and Martha, who is still in love with Sam. Soon, Walter hatches a plot to dispose of his rival.

*The film was nominated for 1 Oscar (Original Screenplay)

Lewis Milestone
Filmography (selective)
The Racket (1928)
All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
The Captain Hates The Sea (1934)
Of Mice And Men (1939)
Arch Of Triumph (1948)
They Who Dare (1954)
Ocean’s 11 (1960)
Mutiny On The Bounty (1962)

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