Poster

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers ()


Reference View | Change View


A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.

Director:
Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
  • See more »
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Edit
...
Martha Ivers
...
Sam Masterson
...
Toni Marachek
...
Walter O'Neil
...
Mrs. Ivers
...
Mr. O'Neil
...
Sam - As a Child
...
Martha - As a Child
...
Bobbi St. John
...
Hotel Clerk
...
Detective #1
...
Walter - As a Child
Charles D. Brown ...
McCarthy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Ashley ...
Man (uncredited)
...
Dempsey (uncredited)
Bill Burt ...
Man (uncredited)
...
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
...
French Maid (uncredited)
...
Policeman (uncredited)
...
Craps Shooter (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ...
Deputy Elizabeth Baker, Jail Matron (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ...
Detective (uncredited)
William Duray ...
Waiter (uncredited)
...
Sailor (uncredited)
...
Cab Driver (uncredited)
...
Strong Arm Man (uncredited)
Betty Hill ...
Waitress (uncredited)
...
Gallagher (uncredited)
...
Newspaper Clerk (uncredited)
...
John (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ...
Bellboy (uncredited)
...
Joe (uncredited)
Harry Leonard ...
Craps Shooter (uncredited)
Thomas Louden ...
Lynch (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
Al Murphy ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Bob Perry ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Ricky Ricardi ...
Man (uncredited)
...
Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
...
Man Waiting for Friend (uncredited)
...
(uncredited)
Tom Schamp ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
...
Jake (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Lewis Milestone

Written by

Edit
Robert Rossen ... (screenplay)
 
John Patrick ... (from an original story by) (as Jack Patrick)
 
Robert Riskin ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

Edit
Hal B. Wallis ... A Hal B. Wallis Production

Music by

Edit
Miklós Rózsa ... (music score) (as Miklos Rozsa)

Cinematography by

Edit
Victor Milner ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Edit
Archie Marshek

Art Direction by

Edit
Hans Dreier
John Meehan

Set Decoration by

Edit
Sam Comer
Jerry Welch

Costume Design by

Edit
Edith Head ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

Edit
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Robert Aldrich ... assistant director (uncredited)
Richard McWhorter ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

Edit
Harold Lewis ... sound recording
Walter Oberst ... sound recording

Visual Effects by

Edit
Farciot Edouart ... process photography
Jan Domela ... matte painting assistant (uncredited)
Gordon Jennings ... special optical effects (uncredited)
W. Wallace Kelley ... transparency projectionist (uncredited)
Paul K. Lerpae ... special optical effects assistant (uncredited)
Irmin Roberts ... matte painting assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

Edit
Helen Thurston ... stut double: Judith Anderson (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Neal Beckner ... second camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

Edit
Eugene Zador ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

In 1928, young heiress Martha Ivers fails to run off with friend Sam Masterson, and is involved in fatal events. Years later, Sam returns to find Martha the power behind Iverstown and married to "good boy" Walter O'Neil, now district attorney. At first, Sam is more interested in displaced blonde Toni Marachek than in his boyhood friends, but they draw him into a convoluted web of plotting and cross-purposes. Written by Rod Crawford

Plot Keywords
Taglines Whisper HER NAME See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Strange Love (United States)
  • Love Lies Bleeding (United States)
  • Meaningful Glances (United States)
  • L'emprise du crime (France)
  • Die seltsame Liebe der Martha Ivers (Germany)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 116 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Kirk Douglas's film debut. See more »
Goofs When Martha drops Sam off at the hotel after their trip to the mountains, as she pulls away, you can see a black cable attached to the rear underside of her car. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Paramount Presents (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Strange Love See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: IVERSTOWN 1928. See more »
Quotes Sailor: [after Sam has crashed his car] What happened?
Sam Masterson: The road curved, but I didn't.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed