An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover?

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Miles Rushworth
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Jervis Hamilton Lexton
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Police Inspector Orpington (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Lucile Watson ...
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Martha Huntley
Henry Stephenson ...
Judge
Rosalind Ivan ...
Emily
Lilian Fontaine ...
Lady Flora
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Bella Crail
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Matilda Thrawn
Isobel Elsom ...
Charlotte Chattle
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Sir Jonathan Wright
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In 1909, the beautiful but amoral British belle Ivy Lexton meets older, rich Miles Rushworth; undeterred by the prior claims of her husband Jervis and lover Roger, she goes after Miles and has no trouble fascinating him, but oddly enough he has compunctions about making love to other men's wives. The means that Ivy reluctantly adopts to resolve the problem of too many men promise disaster for all concerned. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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13 October 1947 (Sweden)  »

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Abismos  »

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The film is set in 1909 by the scene where Louis Bleriot is shown as the first to cross the English Channel by airplane on July 25, 1909. See more »

Quotes

Miles Rushworth: I've always believed that the most despicable thing a man can do is make love to another man's wife.
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Version of Lux Video Theatre: Ivy (1956) See more »

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one of the best Victorian murder mysteries ever
12 June 2000 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a very enjoyable melodrama.

The story is about how Joan Fontaine tries to rid herself of a husband and a lover in order to obtain a wealthy Englishman.

Solid performances by the supporting players are outstanding as is the lead performance of Joan Fontaine.

Also great were the costumes and the sets--very impressive and realistic, at least they looked that way to me.

I'm a sucker for these old black and white melodrama mysteries and I found this one to be one of the best ones.


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