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Ivy (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 13 October 1947 (Sweden)
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
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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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Storyline

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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Abismos  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The one guinea Ivy pays the fortune teller in 1909 would be the equivalent of about $130 in 2015. See more »

Quotes

Ivy Lexton: [about Jervis] I don't think I've been very fair to him you know.
Roger Gretorex: Fair? He's held you in his arms, people point you out as his wife. I think he's just about the luckiest man in England.
Ivy Lexton: Well that's sweet Roger, but we are rather forgetting that i'm married to him.
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Connections

Version of Lux Video Theatre: Ivy (1956) See more »

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Ivy
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Great suspense.
2 April 2004 | by (glendora, california) – See all my reviews

Loved Joan. Great performance. What isn't she good in. I watched this film and then Jane Eyre right after... she just keeps getting better. My heart was racing. Great old movie drama. Just what i want from a classic movie. Facial expressions are worth the whole film. I'm glad i have it on video. Don't know what more you need in a film. Beautiful woman....wealth..... greed.....murder....detectives......a trial.....

The costumes are very nice. Makes me wonder what the budget was for this movie? Wish they still made films like this. Whenever they try they just seem to make a cheesy movie. Films in black and white still hold a certain mystery.


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