NBC's 'Thelma Todd' is a tedious two hours

May 03, 1991|By Michael Hill

Watching "White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd" is about as exciting as watching somebody read you a book about this more than 50-year-old case.

This NBC movie, which will be on Channel 2 (WMAR) Sunday night at 9 o'clock, has to lay out so much exposition that its characters virtually stand up and make speeches about who they are, how they got there and where they're going.

The result is a tedious two hours that should appeal only to those who have spent the last half-century wondering about the 1930s screen comedian's alleged suicide. If you're one of those, this flick's for you.

Thelma Todd rates a sequence on "Unsolved Mysteries," not a two-hour movie.

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