No one's as good as Barbara Stanwyck when she is "bad" -- and the 'Double Indemity' star gives an equally chilling performance opposite rugged Van Heflin and dynamic Kirk Douglas (making his feature-film debut) in 'The Strange Love of Martha Ivers'. Three youths -- Martha, Walter and Sam -- are forever bound together by a terrible secret. Decades later, Martha (Stanwyck) and Walter (Douglas) are now married -- she's a wealthy, successful industrialist; he's a popular, ambitious District Attorney. But when Sam (Heflin) unexpectedly drifts back into town and into their lives, tensions rise. Is he simply back for a visit... or is he looking for a payoff to keep their awful secret buried? Lizabeth Scott is the trouble girl who finds herself drawn into Sam's life -- and the mysterious relationship he shares with Martha and Walter. Love never dies... even when it's 'The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers'.

Movie Backdrop
Expand

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

G

Film-Noir/Drama · 1h 56m · 7/24/1946

IMDB Logo TheMovieDB Logo
Fate drew them together... and only murder could part them!

Description

No one's as good as Barbara Stanwyck when she is "bad" -- and the 'Double Indemity' star gives an equally chilling performance opposite rugged Van Heflin and dynamic Kirk Douglas (making his feature-film debut) in 'The Strange Love of Martha Ivers'. Three youths -- Martha, Walter and Sam -- are forever bound together by a terrible secret. Decades later, Martha (Stanwyck) and Walter (Douglas) are now married -- she's a wealthy, successful industrialist; he's a popular, ambitious District Attorney. But when Sam (Heflin) unexpectedly drifts back into town and into their lives, tensions rise. Is he simply back for a visit... or is he looking for a payoff to keep their awful secret buried? Lizabeth Scott is the trouble girl who finds herself drawn into Sam's life -- and the mysterious relationship he shares with Martha and Walter. Love never dies... even when it's 'The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers'.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Hal Wallis Productions
Cast
Person Photo

Barbara Stanwyck

Martha Ivers
Person Photo

Van Heflin

Sam Masterson
Person Photo

Lizabeth Scott

Antonia 'Toni' Marachek
Person Photo

Kirk Douglas

Walter O'Neil
Person Photo

Judith Anderson

Mrs. Ivers
Person Photo

Roman Bohnen

Mr. O'Neil
Person Photo

Darryl Hickman

Sam as a Boy
Person Photo

Janis Wilson

Martha as a Girl
Person Photo

Ann Doran

Bobbi St. John
Person Photo

Frank Orth

Hotel Clerk
Person Photo

James Flavin

Detective #1
Person Photo

Mickey Kuhn

Walter as a Boy
Person Photo

Charles D. Brown

McCarthy - Private Detective
Person Photo

Gene Ashley

Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Walter Baldwin

Dempsey - Garage Owner (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bill Burt

Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Gino Corrado

Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Catherine Craig

French Maid (uncredited)
Person Photo

Kernan Cripps

Policeman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Sayre Dearing

Craps Shooter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Kay Deslys

Deputy Elizabeth Baker, Jail Matron (uncredited)
Person Photo

Tom Dillon

Detective (uncredited)
Person Photo

William Duray

Waiter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Blake Edwards

Sailor (uncredited)
Person Photo

Tom Fadden

Cab Driver (uncredited)
Person Photo

Chuck Hamilton

Strong Arm Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Betty Hill

Waitress (uncredited)
Person Photo

Robert Homans

Gallagher, the Cop (uncredited)
Person Photo

Olin Howland

Newspaper clerk (uncredited)
Person Photo

Gladden James

John (uncredited)
Person Photo

Payne B. Johnson

Bellboy (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Kellogg

Joe - Private Detective (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harry Leonard

Craps Shooter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Thomas Louden

Lynch (uncredited)
Person Photo

Matt McHugh

Bus Driver (uncredited)
Person Photo

Al Murphy

Waiter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bob Perry

Bartender (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ricky Ricardi

Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Cyril Ring

Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bert Roach

Man Waiting for Friend (uncredited)
Person Photo

Tommy Ryan

(uncredited)
Person Photo

Tom Schamp

Policeman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Max Wagner

Jake, the Detective (uncredited)
Crew
Person Photo

Lewis Milestone

Director
Person Photo

Robert Rossen

Writer
Person Photo

John Patrick

Writer
Person Photo

Robert Riskin

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/21/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD, Envelope)

11/8/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/20/2022

Disc Title Front Cover

Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

11/19/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/25/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/21/2016

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/8/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/25/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

5/29/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers / Kirk Douglas on Film - A Biography

(DVD)

6/26/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

12/11/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

5/8/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

8/22/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Strange Love Of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

8/25/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

3/14/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/1/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

5/18/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

1/1/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

1/1/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

(DVD)

MobileIcon
app store google play