The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Directed by Lewis Milestone
The wealthy Martha Ivers (Brooklyn-born screen legend Barbara Stanwyck) lives in a huge mansion with her DA husband, Walter O'Neil (Kirk Douglas), an alcoholic weakling. No one knows just why Martha and Walter tolerate one another....but Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) may just have a clue. As a young boy, Sam was in the vicinity when Martha's rich aunt (Judith Anderson) met with her untimely demise. What does Sam know? And what dark secret binds Martha and Walter together?