Whirlpool is a 1949 film noir directed by Otto Preminger and starring Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, and José Ferrer. Jose Ferrer is a hypnotist who helps Gene Tierney overcome her kleptomania. But what is he really up to, and can we trust her devoted psychoanalyst husband to get to the bottom of it?
The New York Times has a negative review but praises Ferrer and Tierney. Variety says it's "a highly entertaining, exciting melodrama that combines the authentic features of hypnosis."
Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 90%. TCM has an overview.