“The File on Thelma Jordan” is a 1950 film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Wendell Corey. The film follows the story of Thelma Jordan, a seductive and mysterious woman who becomes entangled in a web of deceit and murder.
Thelma Jordan (played by Stanwyck) is a wealthy woman who seeks the help of Assistant District Attorney Cleve Marshall (played by Corey) when she discovers that her aunt’s estate is being embezzled. However, Cleve is more interested in Thelma than the case, and the two begin an illicit affair.
As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Thelma is not the innocent victim she first appeared to be. She is actually involved in a criminal scheme and is using Cleve to cover her tracks. When her ex-lover, Tony Laredo, shows up and threatens to expose her, Thelma is forced to take drastic action, leading to a tragic outcome.
Throughout the film, the audience is kept in suspense as the true nature of Thelma’s character is slowly revealed. The film is a classic example of film noir, with its use of shadows, moody lighting, and morally ambiguous characters.
“The File on Thelma Jordan” is a gripping thriller that showcases the talents of its lead actors and director. The film’s complex storyline and unexpected twists and turns keep audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end.
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Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly