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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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Cast

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Miles Rushworth
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Jervis Hamilton Lexton
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Police Inspector Orpington (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Martha Huntley
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Judge
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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 £1000 per year job Jervis receives from Miles would equate to just over $124,000 per year 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
by Hoagy Carmichael
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1 June 2004 | by (miami fl) – See all my reviews

Miss Fontaine's spectacular gowns were by Travis Banton, not Orry-Kelly, as your credits indicate. A previous commenter mentions that Ivy takes place in the 20s or 30's! This film is most DEFINITELY set in Victorian London, long before the roaring twenties. In any case, this is a dazzling and fascinating film to watch. Fontaine gives a multifaceted performance, and is much better than her sister would have been in the role. Olivia would have given it her usual first ladyish, sexless, to-the-manner-born touch. Joan, however, lets you know that her hold on these men is highly sexual, although no part of her body below her neck is exposed, other than her hands. Hats off to Una O'Connor in her bit as the seer. She is truly eerie and terrifying.


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