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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Parks
... Ivy Moore
... Tim Austin
... Doris Austin
... Gena Austin
... Frank Austin
Leon Bibb ... Billy Talbot
Hugh Hurd ... Jerry
... Harry
Stanley Greene ... Eddie
... Dealer
Tony Major ... Dealer
Clark Morgan ... Dealer
... Dealer
Bob Carey ... Dealer
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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 »

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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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Referenced in Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016) 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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This film is not a 6.9, rather a 9 or 10!!!
19 August 2017 | by See 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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