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For Love of Ivy

Director: Daniel Mann

Key Cast: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters, Carroll O’Connor, Leon Bibb, Hugh Hurd, Lon Satton, Stanley Greene, Paul Harris

Rating: G

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance


He’s a player.  She’s being played.  Is true love in the cards? 

Legendary leading man Sidney Poitier and Broadway sensation Abbey Lincoln sizzle in this hip, stylish and sexy romance. 

When high-rolling hustler Jack Parks (Sidney Poitier) is blackmailed into seducing a client’s naïve young housekeeper, love is the last thing on his mind.  But Jack has never met anyone like Ivy Moore (Abbey Lincoln)…and now he’s really beginning to care for her – just as she discovers the truth!


∙  When this movie was released in 1968, it was the first mainstream film to show a mature relationship between an African-American man and woman.

∙  Sidney Poitier wrote "For Love of Ivy" with screenwriter, Robert Allen Arthur.

∙  Quincy Jones did the musical score for the movie.  He received an Academy Award nomination for the title song, For Love of Ivy.


∙  Nominated for a 1968 Academy Award for Best Song (For Love of Ivy)

∙  Nominated for two 1969 Golden Globe Awards:  Best Supporting Actress (Abbey Lincoln) and Best Supporting Actor (Beau Bridges)

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"For Love of Ivy" stars Sidney Poitier and Abbey Lincoln.
Sidney Poitier co-wrote the film with
Robert Allen Arthur.

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Sidney Poitier Movie DVD Set




Sidney Poitier Movie DVD Collection - 5 Movies
"For Love of Ivy" is also a part of the Sidney Poitier Movie DVD Collection.  This five movie collection contains the following films:

For Love of Ivy
In the Heat of the Night (another Top 100 BlackClassicMovies.com film)
Lilies of the Field (another Top 100 BlackClassicMovies.com film)
The Organization
They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!

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