The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
No one's as good as Barbara Stanwyck when she is "bad" - and the Double Indemnity 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 troubled 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.
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas
Director Lewis Milestone