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She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Korvo is a "doctor" (read: quack) who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) out of her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but is soon found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.

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She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Korvo is a "doctor" doctor (read: quack) who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) out of her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but is soon found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.


* DestroyTheEvidence: Initially, Korvo has Ann hide the recordings of Teresa confessing Korvo’s abuse in Teresa’s closet (Teresa happens to be Bill’s patient). But knowing that the police will probably use this against him, he comes out of his internment at the hospital and tries to destroy the evidence before the police get there. [[spoiler: He does shoot the record but by that time Lt. Cordon has already heard enough.]]
* FrameUp: Korvo uses Ann to kill of Teresa by way of hypnoses.

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* DestroyTheEvidence: Initially, Korvo has Ann (under hypnoses) hide the recordings of Teresa confessing Korvo’s abuse in Teresa’s closet (Teresa happens happened to be Bill’s patient). But knowing that the police will probably use this against him, he comes out of his internment at the hospital and tries to destroy the evidence before the police get there. [[spoiler: He does shoot the record but by that time Lt. Cordon has already heard enough.]]
* FrameUp: Korvo uses Ann to kill of Teresa by way of hypnoses.



* TrophyWife: Sutton treats Ann this way at times, saying that he’s happy when people call her the most beautiful and dutiful wife.

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* TrophyWife: Sutton treats Ann this way at times, saying that he’s happy when people call her the most his beautiful and dutiful wife.


She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Korvo is a "doctor" (read: quack) who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Mrs. Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) for her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but is soon found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.

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She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Korvo is a "doctor" (read: quack) who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Mrs. Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) for out of her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but is soon found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.


She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Korvo is a "doctor" (read: quack) who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Mrs. Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) for her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but soon is found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.

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She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Korvo is a "doctor" (read: quack) who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Mrs. Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) for her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but is soon is found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.


* SpiritualSuccessor: Often times called the “sequel” to Film/{{Laura}}.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Often times called the “sequel” to Film/{{Laura}}.''Film/{{Laura}}''.


* YourCheatingHeart: Averted even if her husband believes her to be cheating.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Averted even if her husband Bill believes her Ann to be cheating.cheating on him with Korvo.


She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (JoseFerrer). Korvo is a “doctor” who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Mrs. Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) for her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but soon is found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.

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She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (JoseFerrer). (Jose Ferrer). Korvo is a “doctor” "doctor" (read: quack) who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Mrs. Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) for her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but soon is found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.



* TheAlibi: An insane one: Korvo has a gallbladder surgery during the time of the murder, so the police initially rule him out. [[spoiler: But it’s later revealed that Korvo hypnotized ‘’himself’’ so that he wouldn’t feel any of the post-surgery pain and went out to commit the murder.]]

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* TheAlibi: An insane one: Korvo has a gallbladder surgery during the time of the murder, so the police initially rule him out. [[spoiler: But it’s later revealed that Korvo hypnotized ‘’himself’’ ''himself'' so that he wouldn’t feel any of the post-surgery pain and went out to commit the murder.]]



* CassandraTruth: No one believes Ann when she explains that her meetins with Korvo were entirely platonic and to help with her insomnia.

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* CassandraTruth: No one believes Ann when she explains that her meetins meetings with Korvo were entirely platonic and to help with her insomnia.


* SanitySlipage: When Ann can’t remember anything pertaining to the murder, she becomes a wreck. It’s especially worse for her when her husband doesn’t believe her.

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* SanitySlipage: SanitySlippage: When Ann can’t remember anything pertaining to the murder, she becomes a wreck. It’s especially worse for her when her husband doesn’t believe her.

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[[caption-width-right:350: Yes, yes, he can.]]
''Whirlpool'' (1950) is a FilmNoir starring Creator/GeneTierney and directed by Creator/OttoPreminger.

Ann Sutton (Tierney) is married to a prominent psychoanalyst, Bill (Richard Conte), and her life seems to be perfect, except for the fact that she’s secretly a kleptomaniac.

She’s caught shoplifting in a fancy department store but is saved by David Korvo (JoseFerrer). Korvo is a “doctor” who uses astrology and hypnoses to cure his patients. He posits that he can cure Ann of her pesky insomnia and shoplifting habits. However, Korvo is a man of ill repute who gutted Mrs. Teresa Randolph (Barbara [=O’Neil=]) for her money. Agreeing to his methods, Ann is hypnotized by Korvo but soon is found at the scene of Teresa’s murder without any memory of the events.
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!!''Whirlpool'' shows the following tropes:
*TheAlibi: An insane one: Korvo has a gallbladder surgery during the time of the murder, so the police initially rule him out. [[spoiler: But it’s later revealed that Korvo hypnotized ‘’himself’’ so that he wouldn’t feel any of the post-surgery pain and went out to commit the murder.]]
*{{Blackmail}}: At first Ann thinks that Korvo asks her out on a date to blackmail her, but in reality, he has something much, much worse cooked up.
*{{Brainwashed}}: Ann has been literally hypnotized by Korvo and will do anything he tells her to do.
*CassandraTruth: No one believes Ann when she explains that her meetins with Korvo were entirely platonic and to help with her insomnia.
*ClearMyName: The latter half of the film is Bill trying to clear his wife’s name.
*TheCorpseStopsHere: Ann finds herself at the scene of the crime looking very guilty.
*DaddyIssues: This is what started Ann’s kleptomania. Her father withheld her inheritance, so she began stealing to spite him.
*DestroyTheEvidence: Initially, Korvo has Ann hide the recordings of Teresa confessing Korvo’s abuse in Teresa’s closet (Teresa happens to be Bill’s patient). But knowing that the police will probably use this against him, he comes out of his internment at the hospital and tries to destroy the evidence before the police get there. [[spoiler: He does shoot the record but by that time Lt. Cordon has already heard enough.]]
*FrameUp: Korvo uses Ann to kill of Teresa by way of hypnoses.
*HappyMarriageCharade: The reason that Ann has started to shoplift is that she feels trapped and unhappy married to Bill. She feels like she’s lost her independence.
*IdleRich: Ann Sutton has too much time on her hands and resorts to shoplifting among other things.
*ManchurianAgent: Ann is this to Korvo. He uses her for murder.
*SanitySlipage: When Ann can’t remember anything pertaining to the murder, she becomes a wreck. It’s especially worse for her when her husband doesn’t believe her.
*SpiritualSuccessor: Often times called the “sequel” to Film/{{Laura}}.
*StepfordSmiler: Ann to her husband. She tries her best to hide her unhappiness.
*StickyFingers: Ann steals a $300 pin from a department store and is almost arrested until Korvo steps in.
*TrophyWife: Sutton treats Ann this way at times, saying that he’s happy when people call her the most beautiful and dutiful wife.
*WouldHitAGirl: Korvo beat Teresa.
*YourCheatingHeart: Averted even if her husband believes her to be cheating.
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