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For Love of Ivy [DVD] [1968]

3.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters
  • Directors: Daniel Mann
  • Format: PAL, Full Screen, Dolby, Digital Sound, Mono
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Fremantle
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Sept. 2008
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001EJW0RW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,345 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Ivy More (Abbey Lincoln) is a maid who announces to her employers that she intends to leave for secretarial school. In an attempt to prevent this, the family persuade shady but charming businessman Jack Parks (Sidney Poitier) to woo Ivy, believing that all she needs is a man in her life. Parks, however, is more concerned with the casino operation he is running out of a giant truck, but although Ivy falls for him, she is less than impressed when she discovers that their romance has been stage-managed.

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A 1950s romantic comedy transported into the end of the swinging 60s, For Love Of Ivy, is an intriguing snapshot of a Hollywood coming to terms with a changing world. Made in 1968, the movie fizzes with the colours of a Day-Glo world and the stark contrast between urban and suburban life at the turn of the decade. The Ivy of the title is a house maid (Abbey Lincoln) who longs to head for those bright lights and give her life more of a purpose, much to the chagrin of the dysfunctional white family that she works for, who set about matchmaking her with suave businessman Jack Parks (Poitier) in an effort to dissuade her. Although initially appearing to play to type, Poitier's character develops both darker and lighter sides as the movie (based on his own story) develops and the film becomes far more interesting when it leaves the semi-comedic scheming behind and focuses on the burgeoning relationship between the two protagonists. To be honest, much on offer here has dated-especially the dialogue-and there are a few sexual and racial howlers, but the film has a sweet heart.

On the DVD : Very, very little-scene selection and biographies of Poitier, Beau Bridges and musical director Quincy Jones. Lincoln--arguably the films true star--is totally ignored. The colours and beauty of the film however are given added impact by the crispness of DVD.-Phil Udell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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An enjoyable film that wont disappoint. Sidney Poitier's blackmailed into dating a housekeeper who convinces him to stop running an illegal gambling casino. They eventually fall in love and start a new life.
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Didn't expect humur, but it's there I thoroughly enjoyed this film especially as it was Sidney Poitier about how Sidney met his wife, all fans of his should watch this film hes as sexy as ever!
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it was okay I suppose........... Not really what I was expecting though. Typical of the time the film was made I suppose, also a little stereo typical. Just kept it as a piece of film history.
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I have watched this film over and over and never got tired of it. It's funny,sad and a lovely love story. Sidney Poitier is brilliant as usual.
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By Maxine on 16 Mar. 2013
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This film is simple and sweet. For some reason I lost interest at some point during the film so I may have to watch it again.
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Enjoyed this very much as he is an great actor, I have never been disappointed with any film he is in.
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