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Laura, the Movie

Laura

1944

Director:
Otto Preminger
 
Screenplay:
Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Betty Reinhardt
 
Cast:
Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, and Judith Anderson
 
Overview:
High style is the hallmark of this intelligently written mystery about a circle of suspicious Manhattan society folks who knew the dead Laura. Webb is delicious as the acid-tongued newspaper columnist. Detective Andrews falls in love with Laura, although he's never met her. David Raksin’s theme music is haunting.
Webb lost his bid for a best supporting actor Oscar. Joseph LaShelle won his for the movie's stunning black and white cinematography. Based on the novel by Vera Caspary.
 
Rating:
 
Format: VHS
 

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