Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Belloc Lowndes's Ivy (1947).

In Ivy (1947, dir. Sam Wood), an Edwardian woman (Joan Fontaine) has a new love interest (Herbert Marshall) but an inconvenient husband (Richard Ney) and lover (Patric Knowles). The film is adapted from The Story of Ivy (1927) by Marie Belloc Lowndes (best known for The Lodger and Letty Lynton).

1 comment:

Victoria Stewart said...

Great to see this clip from a film I didn't know existed, especially as I am currently researching Lowndes's interwar fiction. Reaching for the poison bottle is quite a frequent means by which her protagonists attempt to solve a romantic dilemma!