The File on Thelma Jordon

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A fine film noir which works an ingenious, intricate variation on the situation in Double Indemnity, but which takes its tone, unlike Wilder's film, not from Stanwyck's glittering siren who courts her own comeuppance ('Judgement day, Jordon!'), but from the nondescript assistant DA she drives to the brink of destruction. The part is played (remarkably well) by Corey, whose haunted, hangdog persona as a perennial loser is echoed so perfectly by the deliberately slow, inexorable tempo of Siodmak's direction (not to mention George Barnes' superbly bleak lighting) that the film emerges with a quality akin to Lang's dark, romantic despair.

By: TM


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Siodmak
Ketti Frings
Barbara Stanwyck
Wendell Corey
Paul Kelly
Joan Tetzel
Stanley Ridges
Richard Rober
Barry Kelley
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