The File on Thelma Jordon

The File on Thelma Jordon

Robert Siodmak (1949)

12 Certificate


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Barbara Stanwyck is a murder suspect who works her spell on a hapless assistant DA, played to meek perfection by Wendell Corey. He has her acquitted, but discovers her true motives. It's as if Stanwyck had somehow survived Double Indemnity and this is what happened after she killed Fred MacMurray. In these thrillers Stanwyck has a terrific, deadly allure and the moody lighting and the music conspire with her, keeping the men fluttering around her like moths to a flame. A second-string film noir maybe, but director Robert Siodmak orchestrates it with tremendous flair.


An assistant district attorney falls for a woman suspected of murdering her aunt, so he covers up evidence that may incriminate her as he attempts to get her acquitted. Film noir, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Wendell Corey.

Cast & Crew

Thelma Jordon Barbara Stanwyck
Cleve Marshall Wendell Corey
Miles Scott Paul Kelly
Pamela Blackwell Marshall Joan Tetzel
Kingsley Willis Stanley Ridges
Tony Laredo Richard Rober
Director Robert Siodmak
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service Ltd