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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Young Martha (Barbara Stanwyck) inadvertently causes the death of her cruel, authoritarian aunt. Martha lies to the cops, and Walter (Kirk Douglas), 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 since she has married the one witness to her aunt's death. However, when her childhood pal, Sam (Van Heflin), shows up, Martha knows her dark past may not stay a secret for long.

Release Date

Sept 13, 1946

Running Time

116 minutes

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Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

Van Heflin

Van Heflin

Lizabeth Scott

Lizabeth Scott

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas


Director Lewis Milestone, Byron Haskin

Screenplay Robert Rossen

Producer Hal B. Wallis

Cinematography Victor Milner

Editing Archie Marshek

Music Miklós Rózsa

Distributor Paramount Pictures

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