Preminger! Really stylish with witty, dark, and mysterious characters.
over 6 years
One of my favorite murder mystery films...
Skyler Vander Molen
over 7 years
Witty dialogue and great camera work make this a-typical film-noir an enjoyable one.
over 7 years
Good murder mystery, though not as great as I expected, reading the reviews. Worth a watch
almost 8 years
Another film I remember enjoying at the time but has since proved quite forgettable
Laura is a 1944 American film noir directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Elizabeth Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel of the same title by Vera Caspary.
In 1999, Laura was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The American Film Institute ranked the film #73 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills, the score #7 in AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores, and it was ranked the fourth best film in the mystery genre in AFI's 10 Top 10.
New York City police detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is investigating the murder of beautiful and highly successful advertising executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), who'd been killed by a shotgun blast to the face just inside the doorway to her apartment before the start of the film. He interviews charismatic newspaper columnist Waldo...