For Love of Ivy (1968)

When it was released in 1968, For Love of Ivy was the first mainstream Hollywood film to depict a mature romantic relationship between a black man and woman. Sidney Poitier stars as Jack Parks, a trucking executive who runs an illegal travelling casino out of one of his vehicles. Abbey Lincoln co-stars as Ivy Moore, the much-valued maid of the white Austin household. To make sure that Ivy won't quit her job, Frank Austin (Carroll O'Connor) blackmails Poitier into romancing her. He eventually falls in love with Ivy for real, but not before she's discovered that he's little more than a "hired hand" in affairs of the heart. Beau Bridges costars as amiable hippie Tim Austin, the only truly likeable member of his snooty, upper-crust clan. Robert Alan Aurthur based his screenplay on an original story by star Sidney Poiter.

Directing:
  • Daniel Mann

Writing:
  • Robert Alan Aurthur
  • Sidney Poitier

Stars:
Release Date: 1968-07-17
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 101
Nan Martin
Nan Martin
Doris Austin
Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
Tim Austin
Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitie...
Jack Parks
Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Con...
Frank Austin
Abbey Lincoln
Abbey Lincoln
Ivy Moore
Lauri Peters
Lauri Peters
Gena Austin
Lon Satton
Lon Satton
Harry
Marlene Clark
Marlene Clark
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