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White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 5 May 1991
Based on the book Hot Toddy, by Andy Edmunds, this made-for-TV movie revolves around the mysterious death of '30s film star Thelma Todd (Loni Anderson).

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... Thelma Todd
... Patsy Kelly
... Lucky Luciano
... Hal Roach
... Anne 'Mac' McMahon
... D.A. Buron Fitts
... Pat DiCicco
... Louis Marsden
... Roland West
... Alice Todd
... Jewel Carmen
... Medical Examiner
... Vince
Mort Sertner ... Mr. Brill
... Mrs. Ford
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Based on the book Hot Toddy, by Andy Edmunds, this made-for-TV movie revolves around the mysterious death of '30s film star Thelma Todd (Loni Anderson).

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Hollywood's brightest star. Hollywood's darkest mystery.

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Drama

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5 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Blanco caliente: El misterioso asesinato de Thelma Todd  »

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Credited as a consultant, Andy Edmonds, author of the original source non-fiction book Hot Toddy, was on the set for every day of the shoot. Often at the request of the cast, she would advise changes in the shooting script to make the film as historically accurate as possible. See more »

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Thelma Todd story as mystery movie
12 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd is basically faithful to the Andy Edmonds biography on which it is based, but ads fictional details such as private eye investigating the case and an imprisoned gangster who tells him some of the details of the case. Roland West is portrayed as quite a bit youg than he really was, and Pat di Cicco is portrayed as quite a bit older than he really was. Somehow, Zasu Pitts is left out of the story altogether, Patsy Kelly is here portrayed as being Thelma's screen partner all along ( actually Thelma Todd was first teamed with Zasu Pitts ) but Loni Anderson did a good job of portraying Thelma Todd and altogether it made and entertaining mystery movie for television.


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