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"Ivy" (also known as "Sfinge del male") is a Drama/Thriller film directed by Sam Wood, released in the USA on June 26 of 1947 , starring Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall, Richard Ney, Cedric Hardwicke and Lucile Watson.

Who directed "Ivy":

Ivy was directed by Sam Wood, an American director, producer, actor, and writer.

Before making Ivy, Sam Wood had directed Heartbeat, released in 1946, Saratoga Trunk (1945), Guest Wife (1945), Casanova Brown (1944), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), and The Pride of the Yankees (1942). Since, he directed Command Decision, released in 1948, Ambush (1949).

What was the release date of "Ivy":

Ivy was initally released in the United States on Thursday, June 26, 1947. Also released on this day was The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz). This was seventy-two (72) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, August 11, 1948 in France.

Who is at the casting of "Ivy":

At the casting of Ivy we find Joan Fontaine, previously seen in From This Day Forward (1946) and Frenchman's Creek (1944); Patric Knowles (Monsieur Beaucaire (1946), O.S.S. (1946)); Herbert Marshall (Duel in the Sun (1946), The Razor's Edge (1946)) [ more... ]

  • Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall, Cedric Hardwicke, Sara Allgood, Una O'Connor and Isobel Elsom also appeared in Forever and a Day, released in 1943.
  • Henry Stephenson and Joan Fontaine, Sara Allgood also appeared in This Above All, released in 1942.
  • Alan Napier and Sara Allgood, Henry Stephenson also appeared together in Challenge to Lassie, released in 1949.
  • Isobel Elsom and Richard Ney, Sara Allgood also appeared in The War Against Mrs. Hadley, released in 1942.
  • Patric Knowles, Sara Allgood and Una O'Connor also appeared in How Green Was My Valley, released in 1941.

What is the Storyline of "Ivy":

Ivy Lexton (Joan Fontaine) is a woman with a hunger to seduce men. Though she already has a husband, Jervis (Richard Ney), and is having an affair with Dr. Roger Gretorex (Patric Knowles), Ivy becomes obsessed with wealthy Miles Rushworth (Herbert Marshall), and is determined to have him.

However, Miles shows no interest because she's a married woman, which angers Lexton. Bored with her monotonous marriage, Ivy plans on poisoning her husband then pinning the blame on Roger so she may run off with [...]

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