The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Barbara Stanwyck¬ and Kirk Douglas star in a tale about a woman whose past catches up with her.
Dir Lewis Milestone
With Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott
Preserved by The Library of Congress
A dark secret from the past haunts rich, controlling Martha Ivers (Stanwyck) and her meek District Attorney husband Walter (Douglas in his film debut). When an old friend arrives in town, Martha finds that the past is catching up with her, for better or worse. The role was one in a series of strong, determined, cunning characters played by Stanwyck with passion and conviction.