The File on Thelma Jordon

The File on Thelma Jordon

Barbara Stanwyck
Director: Robert Siodmak Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
, Wendell Corey
Wendell Corey
, Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Robert Siodmak

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No one is as good as Barbara Stanwyck when she's bad. Here Stanwyck plays Thelma Jordon, a woman who late one night shows up in the office of happily married Assistant DA Cleve Marshall (Wendell Corey) to seek help in solving the string of robberies at her wealthy aunt's estate. Before Cleve can stop himself, he and Thelma are involved in an illicit affair. But Thelma is a mysterious woman, and Cleve can't help wondering if she is hiding something. His suspicions are confirmed when Thelma confesses to him that she is married to Tony Laredo, though she swears that she never wants to see him again. When Thelma's aunt is found murdered, Cleve's suspicions are aroused once again, but he is too love-struck to keep himself from being drawn into the complicated series of events that ultimately lead to his ruination. Siodmak directs with his usual skill and polish, but the film really belongs to Barbara Stanwyck who is magnificent as Thelma. Unlike the usual cold, passionless femme fatale of film noir, Thelma has a heart and a conscience. She comes to love Cleve, and has concern for his life and his future. However, despite her wish that her life could be different, she realizes that she belongs in Tony's world, and despite her attempts to sacrifice herself to save Cleve, he is doomed, by his love for her and by his own weaknesses. The File on Thelma Jordan is a romantic, unusual mystery, with a great performance and superior direction.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
UPC: 0887090048200
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 20,992

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Thelma Jordon
Wendell Corey Cleve Marshall
Paul Kelly Miles Scott
Joan Tetzel Pamela Marshall
Stanley Ridges Kingsley Willis
Richard Rober Tony Laredo
Minor Watson Judge Calvin Blackwell
Barry Kelley District Attorney Pierce
Laura Elliot Dolly
Basil Ruysdael Judge Hancock
Jane Novak Mrs. Blackwell
Gertrude W. Hoffman Aunt Vera Edwards
Harry Antrim Sidney
Kate Lawson Clara
Theresa Harris Esther
Byron Barr McCary
Geraldine Wall Matron
Jonathan Corey Timmy Marshall
Robin Corey Joan Marshall
Steve Roberts Jury Foreman
Gig Young McCarty
Jim Davies Bailiff
Harry Templeton Newsman
Lorna Jordan Woman
Garry Owen Bailiff
Clancy Cooper Chase
Ottola Nesmith Mrs. Asher
Stan Johnson Young Melvin Pierce
Virginia Hunter Secretary to the District Attorney
Nolan Leary Court Clerk
Rodney Bell Withers
Geraldine Jordan Woman Prisoner
Lynn Whitney Woman Prisoner
Dot Farley Woman Prisoner
Lee Phelps Chauffeur
Kenneth Tobey Police Photographer
Tony Merrill Reporter
Eric Alden Reporter
Jack Roberts Reporter
Jerry James Reporter
Bill Meader Reporter
Nick Cravat Reporter
Lew Harvey Court Reporter
Gertrude Astor Juror
John Cortay Deputy Sheriff
William Hamel Newsman
Sam McDaniel Porter
Ezelle Poule Woman
Mary Gordon Charwoman
Eddie Parks Proprietor

Technical Credits
Robert Siodmak Director
George Barnes Cinematographer
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Francisco Day Asst. Director
Hans Dreier Art Director
Bob Ewing Makeup
Ketti Frings Screenwriter
Bertram Granger Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Earl Hedrick Art Director
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Harry Lindgren Sound/Sound Designer
Warren Low Editor
Walter Oberst Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Stinton Makeup
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Wally Westmore Makeup
Victor Young Score Composer

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