Laura

United States, 1944

Film
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The haunting story of Laura - an elegant young woman viciously murdered, is told in a series of flashbacks from the perspective of acidic newspaper columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb). Dana Andrews plays the detective who is investigating the murder and who finds himself becoming obsessed, and eventually falling in love with a portrait of the “dead” woman. Preminger’s direction is masterful and the cinematography deservedly won an Academy Award in 1944. The cast includes Judith Anderson, Vincent Price and most notably Gene Tierney as the mysterious and very beautiful Laura. Based on the novel by Vera Caspary.

Credits

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

producer/director

Otto Preminger

Duration

01:23:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1944

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302677

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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