Film – The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill. Young runaways Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) and boyfriend Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) are found. She’s returned home to rich aunt Mrs. Ivers (Judith Anderson). Hours later, the woman falls down a flight of stairs and dies. Martha and friend Walter O’Neil (Kirk Douglas) are the only witnesses and claim it was accidental. Martha inherits her aunt’s fortune. Martha and Walter later marry. Seventeen years after leaving, Sam wrecks his car passing through Iverstown.Repairs won’t be finished until the next day. He runs into lonely Toni Maracheck (Lizabeth Scott). After Martha and Sam meet by chance, she wants him back at all costs. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.