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For Love of Ivy (1968)

Upon learning their maid will be leaving to earn an education, the son of the family decides to set her up with a man.

Director:

Daniel Mann

Writers:

Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay), Sidney Poitier (original story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Poitier ... Jack Parks
Abbey Lincoln ... Ivy Moore
Beau Bridges ... Tim Austin
Nan Martin ... Doris Austin
Lauri Peters ... Gena Austin
Carroll O'Connor ... Frank Austin
Leon Bibb Leon Bibb ... Billy Talbot
Hugh Hurd Hugh Hurd ... Jerry
Lon Satton ... Harry
Stanley Greene Stanley Greene ... Eddie
Paul Harris ... Dealer
Tony Major Tony Major ... Dealer
Clark Morgan Clark Morgan ... Dealer
Christopher St. John ... Dealer
Bob Carey Bob Carey ... Dealer
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

17 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebling See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Featured in Abbey Lincoln: You Gotta Pay the Band (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

You Put It on Me
Vocal by B.B. King
Lyrics by Maya Angelou
Music by Quincy Jones
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This film is not a 6.9, rather a 9 or 10!!!
19 August 2017 | by gfinisterSee all my reviews

This is a sweet romantic love story. The acting is superb! Beau Bridges is awesome in this movie, and so funny - I cracked up! Sidney Portier, Abbey Lincoln, Carrol O'Conner and the rest are all really good in this film. Sidney is so handsome in this movie, and Abbey so beautiful. It's one of my favorite love stories along with the original About Last Night (with Demi Moore), Pride & Prejudice (with Kiera Knightly), Guess Who's coming to Dinner, and Until September. I will always own these 5 movies because all of them are such sweet romantic love stories, and the acting is great in all of these movies.


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