The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

STARRING:
Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Van Heflin
DIRECTED BY:
Lewis Milestone
GENRE:
Drama, Romance, Film Noir
When Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) returns to the neighborhood of his youth, he finds that his old friend Martha (Barbara Stanwyck) has married local District Attorney Walter O'Neil (Kirk Douglas, making his screen debut). All seems fine on the surface, but Walter, Martha, and Sam share a horrible secret. Soon Sam finds himself drawn into Martha's web of fear and suspicion, and the results are classic film noir! Directed by Lewis Milestone ("All Quiet on the Western Front") the film also features the iconic noir goddess, Lizabeth Scott! (BW)