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For Love of Ivy (1968)

A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon, the 20ish year old son decides what she needs is a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Parks
Abbey Lincoln ...
Ivy Moore
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Doris Austin
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Gena Austin
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Frank Austin
Leon Bibb ...
Billy Talbot
Hugh Hurd ...
Jerry
Lon Satton ...
Harry
Stanley Greene ...
Eddie
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Tony Major ...
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Clark Morgan ...
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Bob Carey ...
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A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon, the 20ish year old son decides what she needs is a change and begins searching for a man to wine her, dine her, but who won't marry her thinking that this will turn her aside from her plans. The man he finds doesn't entirely cooperate. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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17 July 1968 (USA)  »

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Liebling  »

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Film debut of Jennifer O'Neill. See more »

Quotes

Jack Parks: Looks like you've got a pretty good setup here.
Ivy Moore: Too good. I don't want to die here.
Jack Parks: You've got to die somewhere.
Ivy Moore: Well, isn't it better not to go ignorant and alone?
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Featured in Abbey Lincoln: You Gotta Pay the Band (1993) See more »

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For Love of Ivy
Vocal by Shirley Horn
Lyrics by Bob Russell
Music by Quincy Jones
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Great Sidney Poitier Story
15 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great film starring Sidney Poiter as Jack Parks, who runs a gambling racket in a large van which is always on the move and he is beloved by all kinds of females who find him very attractive and sexy. It just so happens that a White family has a female Black female servant named Ivy Moore, (Abbey Lincoln) who is very attractive and has been with the family for over nine years of service. Ivey decides she wants to leave their employ and the family becomes very upset and Mr. Frank Austin, (Carroll O'Connor) decides something has to be done to keep Ivy from leaving. The family arranges for Ivy to meet Jack Parks who is a friend of the family and desires to become a match making family to get these two people together in order to keep their family maid still in the family service. There is plenty of comedy and funny situations which makes this a great story created by Sidney Poitier and he gives an outstanding performance along with a great supporting actress, Abbey Lincoln. Enjoy.


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