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Ivy (1947)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  13 October 1947 (Sweden)
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An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover?



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Complete credited cast:
Miles Rushworth
Jervis Lexton
Insp. Orpington
Lucile Watson ...
Martha Huntley
Henry Stephenson ...
Rosalind Ivan ...
Lilian Fontaine ...
Lady Flora
Bella Crail
Mrs. Thrawn
Isobel Elsom ...
Miss Chattle
Sir Jonathan Wright


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 <>

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Release Date:

13 October 1947 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Abismos  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 13, 1952 with Joan Fontaine again reprising her film role. See more »


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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An excellent film
24 January 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Joan Fontaine stars as the villain in this Victorian era film. She convincingly plays the married woman who has a lover on the side and also sets her sights on a wealthy man, Miles Rushworth who is played by Herbert Marshall. Mr. Marshall is quite good as Miles. Miss Fontaine acted her part to perfection--she was at the same time cunning, calculating, innocent looking, frightened and charming. It takes an actress with extraordinary talent to pull that off. Joan Fontaine looked absolutely gorgeous in the elegant costumes by Travis Banton. Also in the film is Joan's mother, Lillian Fontaine as Lady Flora. I highly recommend this film.

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