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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Dir.: Lewis Milestone | 116 minutes

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USA 1946 | 116 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

After inheriting her aunt's estate and marrying the district attorney, Martha Ivers is the dominant figure of her small town. The return of a childhood friend threatens to reveal her secrets. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is an outlandish film noir that uses all the genre's rules - expressive cinematography, a plot of sin and redemption, and the corrupting role of the woman. With a cool and dominant performance, Stanwyck holds this role with vast talent. Similarly talented, Kirk Douglas stars in an uncharacteristic role as a submissive man.