Barbara Stanwyck mesmerizes as a woman with a past, bound by a crime to a husband she despises. Kirk Douglas quickens our collective pulses in his film debut as her disappointing, dipsomaniac spouse, while Van Heflin and Lizabeth Scott bring texture to supporting roles. Everything about this 1946 film noir is intriguing, from Lewis Milestone's direction to Edith Head's costumes to the edgy and troubled characters. It takes a long, hard look at guilt and the consequences of poorly planned actions. Well worth checking out, despite a wretched title. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful wonderful. They sure knew how to make them back then. Mystery, story line its got it all.Published 13 months ago by diana smith
Sam Masterson left Iverstown with a traveling circus as a boy in 1928. 18 years later, having been everywhere and done his share of everything, including being a decorated war... Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by mirasreviews
Call me an old romantic but there's something GREAT about B&W movies where megagorgeous girls say to ordinary guys things like "Go ahead and slap me; I had it... Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2001 by Paco Calderón
and doesn't match up with the movie.
Very much of its time and not many surprises.
Kirk Douglas, in his first film, is very good.
Very pat ending.. Read more
This is my all-time favorite movie. Being a Barbara Stanwyck fan nearly all of my life, I of course had to see this movie. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2001 by Little Willow
"The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" is a film noir tale that will leave you on the edge of your seat throughout viewing. Read morePublished on June 27 2001 by Kenneth M. Gelwasser
This is an absorbing drama with excellent performances by the cast including Stanwyck, Douglas, and Heflin. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2000 by Susan Fong