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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 film is set in 1909 by the scene where Louis Bleriot is shown as the first to cross the English Channel by airplane on July 25, 1909. See more »

Quotes

Jervis Lexton: [as Ivy is poisoning him] All this stupid expense of doctors and nonsense, you must hate me for it.
Ivy Lexton: No, I don't hate you. I sometimes wish I weren't so fond of you.
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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

 
An excellent film
24 January 2002 | by adpyeSee all my reviews

Joan Fontaine stars as the villain in this Victorian era film. She convincingly plays the married woman who has a lover on the side and also sets her sights on a wealthy man, Miles Rushworth who is played by Herbert Marshall. Mr. Marshall is quite good as Miles. Miss Fontaine acted her part to perfection--she was at the same time cunning, calculating, innocent looking, frightened and charming. It takes an actress with extraordinary talent to pull that off. Joan Fontaine looked absolutely gorgeous in the elegant costumes by Travis Banton. Also in the film is Joan's mother, Lillian Fontaine as Lady Flora. I highly recommend this film.


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