The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 1946 PG

3.00PM Sun 7 May 2017 (1hr 56mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Barbara Stanwyck is a force of nature as the ruthless Martha Ivers – a wealthy businesswoman married to an alcoholic district attorney (Kirk Douglas in his screen debut), who is the only person who knows about Martha's teenage murder of her aunt. The unrequited love of Douglas's D.A. grows fiercer when a drifter (Van Heflin) rolls in to town and unlocks some dormant passion in Martha. Director Lewis Milestone pushes the tortured psyches of his characters to the brink in this meaty thriller.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 116 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: LEWIS MILESTONE / PRODUCER: HAL B. WALLIS / SCRIPT: ROBERT ROSSEN / BASED ON THE SHORT STORY 'LOVE LIES BLEEDING' BY JOHN PATRICK / CINEMATOGRAPHER: VICTOR MILNER / EDITOR: ARCHIE MARSHEK / MUSIC: MIKLÓS RÓZSA / CAST: BARBARA STANWYCK, VAN HELFIN, LIZABETH SCOTT, KIRK DOUGLAS / PRODUCTION COMPANY: HAL WALLIS PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE: PRESERVED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

PG | Medium level violence, Adult themes