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The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  18 January 1950 (USA)
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Thelma Jordon is in love with a jewel thief, Tony Laredo, and he persuades her to go live with her rich aunt, and steal her jewels. During the robbery, she shoots her formerly-rich aunt, ... See full summary »

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Cleve Marshall
Paul Kelly ...
Miles Scott
Joan Tetzel ...
Pamela Blackwell Marshall
Stanley Ridges ...
Kingsley Willis
Richard Rober ...
Tony Laredo
Minor Watson ...
Judge Calvin H. Blackwell
Barry Kelley ...
District Attorney Melvin Pierce
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Dolly - Cleve's Secretary (as Laura Elliot)
Basil Ruysdael ...
Judge Jonathan David Hancock
Jane Novak ...
Mrs. Blackwell
Gertrude Hoffman ...
Aunt Vera Edwards (as Gertrude W. Hoffman)
Harry Antrim ...
Sidney
Kate Drain Lawson ...
Clara (as Kate Lawson)
Theresa Harris ...
Esther
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Thelma Jordon is in love with a jewel thief, Tony Laredo, and he persuades her to go live with her rich aunt, and steal her jewels. During the robbery, she shoots her formerly-rich aunt, but makes it look like an outside job. Cleve Marshall, an assistant district attorney, is assigned the case, promptly falls in love with Thelma (and she with him), and he maneuvers and presents the state's case against her in such a manner that she wins an acquittal. And, then, Tony shows up. And nothing, from this point, works out favorable for THelma, Clive or Tony. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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...SHE'LL LIE...KILL OR KISS HER WAY OUT OF ANYTHING! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 15, 1951 with Barbara Stanwyck and Wendell Corey reprising their film roles. See more »

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That Room/ The Smell of Death
20 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck, (Thelma Jordon) plays the role of a woman exactly like the one she played with Fred MacMurray in " Double Indemnity" where she has some very dark secrets in her past. Wendell Corey, (Cleve Marshall) plays the role as an Assistant District Attorney and Thelma meets up with Cleve in his office late at night and Cleve has been drinking a lot of booze because he has problems with his wife and he becomes very involved with Thelma who needs a lawyers assistance. Cleve gets romantically involved with Thelma even though he has a wife and children. Thelma's aunt who is very rich is murdered and she does not report her death right away and seeks Cleve's help in trying to take the blame off of her. Thelma complains to Cleve that she hated the room where her aunt was murdered and it smelled of death and she lost her sense of self-control. This film will keep you guessing how this film will eventually end and who actually committed these murders. This is a great mystery story from 1950.


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