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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (24-Jul-1946)

Director: Lewis Milestone

Writer: Robert Rossen

From story: Love Lies Bleeding by Jack Patrick

Music Score by: Miklos Rozsa

Producer: Hal B. Wallis

Keywords: Drama, Film Noir

Seventeen years ago young orphaned Martha Ivers killed her wealthy aunt in a fury after that aunt had killed the girl's cat, an act witnessed by her tutor's son, Walter O'Neil. Using blackmail leverage, Martha has been manipulated into marriage to his son by Walter's father, but someone else may have also witnessed the murder. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Story.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Judith Anderson
10-Feb-1897 3-Jan-1992 Rebecca
Roman Bohnen
24-Nov-1894 24-Feb-1949 Of Mice and Men
Ann Doran
28-Jul-1911 19-Sep-2000 Rio Grande
Kirk Douglas
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Van Heflin
13-Dec-1910 23-Jul-1971 Till the Clouds Roll By
Darryl Hickman
28-Jul-1931   The Happy Years
Frank Orth
21-Feb-1880 17-Mar-1962 Insp. Faraday on Boston Blackie
Lizabeth Scott
29-Sep-1922 31-Jan-2015 Dead Reckoning
Barbara Stanwyck
16-Jul-1907 20-Jan-1990 Double Indemnity


Barbara Stanwyck   ...   Martha Ivers
Van Heflin   ...   Sam Masterson
Lizabeth Scott   ...   Toni Marachek
Kirk Douglas   ...   Walter O'Neil
Judith Anderson   ...   Mrs. Ivers
Roman Bohnen   ...   Mr. O'Neil
Darryl Hickman   ...   Sam Masterson, as a Boy
Janis Wilson   ...   Martha Ivers, as a Girl
Ann Doran   ...   Secretary
Frank Orth   ...   Hotel Clerk
James Flavin   ...   Detective
Mickey Kuhn   ...   Walter O'Neil, as a Boy
Charles D. Brown   ...   Investigator


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