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Delicious Gothic Treacle
- el debbo
I agree with the previous reviewer --- wow! what a gem. My artistic eye loved The Look of the entire film, the light and shadow, the black, white, gray and so many fantastical hats and veils. Divoon! I knew in the first few minutes, when she went for the reading (with the excellent background music) that this would be a film I'd indulge in from time to time. Intriguing plot and some of my favorite actors, including Lucile Watson, Sara Allgood and Sir C. Harwicke. Yes, dark sticky syrup drenching layers of sweet meringue and lush, overripe fruit...a good one.
- Maria Ramos
Wow, first time seeing this movie! Love that the beautiful Ivy is a scheming murderer! Love the black and white scenes, the shadows, the lighting.And those beautiful gowns, and the hats - works of art. thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Will watch it again and again!
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- Spotted Owl
(If you cannot see the "vote now" button, click on "more reviews" at the bottom of the screen. A new TCM page will appear, where you can vote for the DVD.) This is a great "gaslight noir," set in Edwardian England. Joan Fontaine is excellent as the beautiful, devious Ivy. The sets and costumes are lavish. The legendary art director and producer William Cameron Menzies made "Ivy" a visually stunning, atmospheric film. I hope a DVD is released soon! Five stars!
The Story of Ivy
- Allie H Harding
Hard to watch average drama that will only interest those who like Joan Fontain. I rate it two stars only because of the cast other wise I would give it one star.
- Patrick M. Luci
Have'nt seen this movie in years. Please show it on TCM. Is it on DVD.Great Movie. One of Joan Fontaine's best performances.
Please show this movie! I loved it!
Noir + Gothic Hybrid
Sam Wood and the filmmakers of Ivy draw upon film noir and gothic elements to create an atmospheric cinematic world of sinister melodrama. Interesting screen composition always seem to suggest imbalance, though Joan Fontaine's entertaining, robust performance is much more explicitly sinister. Unlike most noir, there is not a lot ambiguous here but the ride is devious fun.
Film Noir at it's best
Joan Fontaine in a Oscar worthy performance as Ivy Lexton, a woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. This is a 1947 film and a great one that will hold your attention for the entire length of the film.
Film Noir at it's Best
Joan Fontaine is outstanding as Ivy Lexton who wants to be a member of the elite class in England. She will stop at nothing to get her way and accomplish her goal. The music is wonderfully eerie and the costumes and photography excellent. Miss Fontaine should have receive at least an Academy Award Nomination for her role.
Joan Fontaine is Evil
- Don Tasca
in this one. Believe song of the same title in soundtrack. Justice in an elevator... Why wasn't this in recent Star-of-the-Month series? I last saw this when it was originally released.