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The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 18 January 1950 (USA)
The Assistant DA falls for mysterious Thelma when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate. He is suspicious of her, but weakened as he is love-stuck.

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Cleve Marshall
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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)
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Judge Jonathan David Hancock
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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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Storyline

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. Her aunt gets shot. Cleve Marshall, an assistant district attorney, is assigned the case, promptly falls in love with Thelma (and she with him). 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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Maybe I am just a dame and didn't know it! See more »


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Barbara Stanwyck's real life older brother, Malcolm Byron ("Bert") Stevens, plays a courtroom defense aide. See more »

Goofs

Cleve Marshall sits down at the desk opposite Miles Scott and says "Can't talk 'til I have another drink." Scott picks up the whiskey bottle and pulls out the cork before handing it to Marshall. Marshall picks up the bottle and again pulls out the cork. See more »

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Cleve Marshall: I'm fed up. Ever heard that phrase? No, you wouldn't. You're not married. If you ever did fall... a smart cookie like you. You'd pick an orphan.
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great tale that keeps twisting nicely
9 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Perfectly decent noirish outing with excellent performance from Barbara Stanwyck, even if she has done much the same before. Small argument in my house where both my son and wife reckoned that the only problem was that they couldn't see the attraction of the femme fatale herself! I certainly beg to differ and feel most drawn to the feline duplicity of her sinister assuredness, but there we go. Even so a great tale that keeps twisting nicely so that even though you know she must be a baddie, the ever turning tale, especially when we get to court keeps you guessing. Wendell Corey is impressive as the assistant DA if not as a lover, but that's just me.


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