WHIRLPOOL is a film produced and directed by Otto Preminger in 1949.
Ann Sutton, the wife of the psycho-analyst William Sutton, suffers from kleptomania but, until now, never had the courage to tell her husband about her problem. One day, she's arrested by a store detective but is allowed to leave the store free thanks to the intervention of David Korvo. Korvo is a crook who seduces wealthy women and leads them up to give him their whole fortune.
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Now Korvo hatches a machiavelic plot to get rid of Theresa Randolph, one of his last victims who wants to go to the police in order to denounce him. He hypnotizes Ann Sutton and gets her to go to Theresa Randolph's in the middle of the night. Mrs Randolph is already dead, killed by Korvo, when Ann enters the apartment and she is soon arrested by the police.
Charged of murder, Ann is questioned by Lt. Colton but is unable to remember anything. Although Ann's husband is sure that she isn't guilty, he can't prove her innocence. Korvo is suspected but he has a strong alibi: at the time of Mrs. Randolph's death, he was undergoing a surgical operation.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler