Ivy (1947)

In 1909, the beautiful but amoral British belle Ivy Lexton meets older, rich Miles Rushworth; undeterred by the prior claims of her husband Jervis and lover Roger, she goes after Miles and has no trouble fascinating him, but oddly enough he has compunctions about making love to other men’s wives. The means that Ivy reluctantly adopts to resolve the problem of too many men promise disaster for all concerned.

Director: Sam Wood.
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall, Richard Ney, Cedric Hardwicke, Lucile Watson, Sara Allgood, Henry Stephenson, Rosalind Ivan, Lillian Fontaine, Molly Lamont, Una O’Connor, Isobel Elsom, Alan Napier.

1947 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Grand Prix (later to be renamed Palme d’Or).

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