Cannes Film Festival
Academy Award Nominee
100% on Rotten Tomatoes
The wealthy Martha Ivers is the prime mover of the small Pennsylvania town of Iverston. Martha lives in a huge mansion with her DA husband, Walter O'Neil, an alcoholic weakling. No one knows just why Martha and Walter tolerate one another....but Sam Masterson, an Iverstown boy who returns to town, may just have a clue. At least that's what Martha thinks when Sam asks Walter to intervene in the case of Toni Marachek, who has been unjustly imprisoned. It seems that, as a young boy, Sam was in the vicinity when Martha's rich aunt met with her untimely demise. What does Sam know? And what dark, horrible secret binds Martha and Walter together?
Directed By: Lewis Milestone
Written By: Robert Rossen, Robert Riskin, John Patrick
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas
Aspects: Classic, Black and White, Mystery, Suspense