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Ivy (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 3 September 1947 (Mexico)
An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover?

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Charles Bennett (screenplay), Marie Belloc Lowndes (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Fontaine ... Ivy Lexton
Patric Knowles ... Roger Gretorex
Herbert Marshall ... Miles Rushworth
Richard Ney ... Jervis Hamilton Lexton
Cedric Hardwicke ... Police Inspector Orpington (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Gretorex
Sara Allgood ... Martha Huntley
Henry Stephenson ... Judge
Rosalind Ivan ... Emily
Lilian Fontaine Lilian Fontaine ... Lady Flora
Molly Lamont ... Bella Crail
Una O'Connor ... Matilda Thrawn
Isobel Elsom ... Charlotte Chattle
Alan Napier ... 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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Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1947 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Abismos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Interwood Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"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 »

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 »

Soundtracks

Ivy
by Hoagy Carmichael
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User Reviews

 
Locations?
28 October 2008 | by peter_puppetSee all my reviews

Does anyone happen to know where this film was shot? The aviation scene on the cliff is beautiful. It appears to be England. However, Ivy's apartment building certainly looks like the Brill Building, with its fascinating elevators.

Charles Mendl is listed as playing "Sir Charles Gage". Maybe I blinked, but I never saw him. Perhaps he was the husband's lawyer, but, again, I don't recall that character being in the film, other than being mentioned as having made a phone call. Perhaps he was in the aviation scene? Or the ballroom scene? Did anyone spot him?

Herbert Marshall was 57 years old when he shot this film.


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