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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

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Directed by Lewis Milestone
United States, 1946
Drama, Film noir, Romance
      English
      English, Dutch, French, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

Young Martha inadvertently causes the death of her cruel, authoritarian aunt. Martha lies to the cops, and Walter, who saw the crime, corroborates the girl’s story. Eventually, they wed out of convenience; the meek Walter is genuinely in love, and Martha thinks that her secret is safe.

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The world cinema lost one of its most unheralded sirens in Lizabeth Scott, a film noir goddess dubbed “The Threat” by Paramount’s PR team. See her rub shoulders with Barbara Stanwyck and Kirk Douglas in this gem, which was nominated for Best Original Story at the Oscars!

Synopsis

Young Martha inadvertently causes the death of her cruel, authoritarian aunt. Martha lies to the cops, and Walter, who saw the crime, corroborates the girl’s story. Eventually, they wed out of convenience; the meek Walter is genuinely in love, and Martha thinks that her secret is safe.

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The Strange Love of Martha IversDirected byLewis Milestone
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1947
Academy Awards
1947 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Story

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