This key, expressly cynical noir is masterfully filmed through Victor Milner’s stark black-and-white lens, spiced up by Miklós Rózsa’s vivid score. With Lizabeth Scott, Van Heflin and Judith Anderson.
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
In the Midwestern industrial city of Iverstown, Stanwyck plays the ruthless Martha, trapped in a loveless marriage with the local district attorney (Kirk Douglas, in his Hollywood debut). Versatile director Milestone twists a tale of jealousy, betrayal and bitter desire between new loves and old flames scripted by Robert Rossen.