Laura (1944 film)

Laura is a 1944 American film noir classic produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel Laura by Vera Caspary.

The film opens with a narrative spoken over interior views of a New York City apartment. I shall never forget the weekend Laura died... Eventually the camera lands on Police detective Mark McPherson Dana Andrews who is investigating the murder of beautiful and highly successful advertising executive, Laura Hunt Gene Tierney.He first interviews charismatic newspaper columnist Waldo Lydecker Clifton Webb, whose apartment we have just been shown and the one narrating. Lydecker is an imperious, effete, columnist and dandy, who relates how he met Laura and became her mentor. In this conversation it is revealed that Laura died of a shotgun blast at point blank range. A series of flashbacks occur with Waldo explaining Lauras social rise and circumstances. ........

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