The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Blu-ray + DVD)

Fate drew them together... and only murder could part them!
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 29, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1946
  • Label: Film Chest Company

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott & Kirk Douglas
Performer: Matt McHugh, Judith Anderson, Janis Wilson, Darryl Hickman, Walter Baldwin, Catherine Craig, Charles D. Brown, James Flavin, Frank Orth, Roman Bohnen & Ann Doran
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Edited by Archie Marshek
Screenplay by Robert Rossen
Composition by Miklos Rozsa
Cinematography by Victor Milner
Story by John Patrick
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Director of Photography: Victor Milner

Product Description:

Classic film noir doesn't get much darker than this sordid tale of betrayal, blackmail, intimidation and murder. Nor are you likely to find a more impressive cast in a noir feature than the one assembled here, and available here for the first time ever in High Definition Blu-Ray. Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) is an heiress-turned-successful businesswoman. Sadly, she's spent much of her life bearing the burden of a horrific childhood event involving the rich, domineering aunt (Judith Anderson) who raised her, while subsequently enduring an unhappy marriage to Walter (Kirk Douglas), the local District Attorney. But everything could change for this power couple when her childhood sweetheart Sam (Van Heflin), now a drifter, shows up back in town one fateful night alongside new girlfriend Toni (Lizabeth Scott). Uncharacteristic for the noir genre, which typically featured B-movie production and B-level casts, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers was a comfortably-financed project with an adept collection of actors and an established director (but none the lighter on plot or cinematography). It is also the first-ever film role for actor Kirk Douglas. He was recommended for the job by none other than Lauren Bacall (who he knew from acting school) and delivers an intriguing performance as the sorry husband. Director Lewis Milestone, meanwhile, was no stranger to award-winning work, having previously won Oscars for Two Arabian Knights (1927) and All Quiet On The Western Front (1930). He would also go on to direct the original Oceans Eleven (1960). Film buffs will also want to keep an eye out for an un-credited cameo by a young Blake Edwards, who appears as a sailor hitching a ride with Sam!

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