Film Noir

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Director: Lewis Milestone
Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas
Runtime: 115 min.

Wealthy Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) is married to the local DA (Kirk Douglas) who witnessed a murder she committed many years before. When Martha's childhood flame Sam (Van Heflin) returns to town, their relationship takes a turn for the worse.

Trivia: Director Lewis Milestone was a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. Robert Rossenís screenplay for this movie was nominated for the Best Screenplay Oscar, one of the five nominations which he received for the award. Kirk Douglas (Walter OíNeil) appears in his first film role.