Quote of the day! The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)”I’m no good for any man for any longer than a kiss!”

..SHE’LL LIE…KILL OR KISS HER WAY OUT OF ANYTHING!

THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON (1950)

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Barbara Stanwyck and Wendell Corey in Robert Siodmak’s The File on Thelma Jordon
*photo courtesy of Doctor Macro

Directed by Robert Siodmak (The Spiral Staircase 1945, The Killers 1946, Criss Cross 1949) this is a slick film-noir crime thriller with the ballsy Stanwyck as femme fatale Thelma Jordon in love with jewel thief Tony Laredo (Richard Rober) who gets her to steal from her rich aunt, and winds up shooting her, then making it look like a robbery. Wendell Corey plays gullible Cleve Marshall the assistant district attorney who manages to get Thelma an acquittal at trial. They start a passionate affair but Thelma is no good, and Tony reappears back in the picture… these things never end well…

“I’m no good for any man for any longer than a kiss!”

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photo courtesy of Doctor Macro

“Maybe I am just a dame and didn’t know it!”

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Maybe I’m just a dame and thought I was a MonsterGirl

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day! The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)”I’m no good for any man for any longer than a kiss!”

  1. I can never decide whether I prefer good Stany or bad Stany. As a big fan of hers, I often go back and forth. Never seen this one, though; it sounds pretty good.

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    1. Rich, I think both bad Stany and good Stany are equally essentially Stanwyck-tanstic. She’s always a gem. I read somewhere recently a critic referred to her as The Gorgon of Noir… chuckled at that one…but disagree

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  2. Get this! I’ve seen the last 30 mins of this movie but couldn’t remember the name of it. Thank you for posting this. Now I know which movie to watch for, so I can finally see the beginning.

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