For Love of Ivy
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's an equal opportunity offender: supporting both white and black bourgeois dreams."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...Poitier's always a pleasure to watch, even when the story surrounding him isn't exactly captivating."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This mediocre comedy, starring Poitier, became better known for its Oscar nominated song."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Poitier love story has not aged well."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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