I love the title!
And… wow! This is absolutely brilliant! I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s condensed, over-the-top melodrama; every scene, every camera angle pitch perfect.
Lizabeth Scott is wonderful here. I’m not familiar with her work, but she’s like every 40s dame distilled. And Kirk Douglas is perfect as the milk-toast weaselly D. A. (which probably didn’t take much acting).
OK, my enthusiasm here is perhaps a bit er enthusiastic (I’ve got a way with words): Some of the scenes don’t really work. But the ones that do are fabulous.
“Let it burn, Sam.”
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. Lewis Milestone. 1946.
Popular movies in July 1946 according to IMDB:
|5941||7.5||The Strange Love of Martha Ivers|
|967||7.1||I See a Dark Stranger|
|576||6.9||A Scandal in Paris|
|767||6.8||Till the End of Time|
|368||6.6||My Pal Trigger|
|282||6.5||Two Guys from Milwaukee|
|426||6.4||Of Human Bondage|
This blog post is part of the Decade series.