White Hot: the Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd

White Hot: the Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd

Paul Wendkos (1991)

PG Certificate


Our Score
A TV movie based on a true story, which attempts to re-create the raw gangsterland of the 1930s and serves only to look like a motley crew of extras running around the studio backlot in long overcoats and big hats. This is a movie devoid of all atmosphere, featuring a wooden performance from Burt Reynolds's ex-wife Loni Anderson as the Thelma in question, a real-life Hollywood actress who died in mysterious circumstances in 1935 and whose idea of a good night out included riding romantic shotgun with Lucky Luciano.


Fact-based drama examining the events surrounding the suspicious death of the 1930s movie star. With Loni Anderson, Maryedith Burrell and Robert Davi.

Cast & Crew

Thelma Todd Loni Anderson
Petsy Kelley Maryedith Burrell
Lucky Luciano Robert Davi
Hal Roach Paul Dooley
Anne McMahon Linda Kelsey
Buron Fitts Dakin Matthews
Pat DiCicco John O'Hurley
Louis Marsden Scott Paulin
Director Paul Wendkos
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language and violence. wk23/00