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Laura

3 Ratings: 5.0
Classics and Mystery & Suspense movie directed by Otto Preminger and Rouben Mamoulian

This silky smooth film noir pits gruff police detective Dana Andrews, stiff and blunt in his street-bred manners, against a cultured columnist and acidic wit (Clifton Webb at his prissiest) in a battle of wits during a murder investigation. The cop is … see full wiki

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Genre: Classics, Mystery
3 reviews about Laura
review by . August 15, 2009
DVD
Glamorous ad executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) has just been murdered and Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is on the case. He interviews her closest friends who turn out to be possible suspects - her mentor and aging radio star (Clifton Webb), her finance (Vincent Price), and her aunt.       What a wonderful movie this is. Otto Preminger has directed a sophisticated and dreamlike who-dun-it with a big twist. Andrews is a sympathetic leading man as the tough detective …
review by . December 27, 2005
I picked up "Laura" for two reasons. The first was because I'm a huge fan of "Twin Peaks", and I've heard that the film inspired it. (After watching it, I can see that it did, in some ways) The second was because the premise sounded very interesting to me.     Dana Andrews is terrific as Detective Mark McPherson, the calm policeman who is investigating the death of Laura Hunt (the wonderful Gene Tierney). Laura was loved by everybody. But in McPherson's book, everybody is a suspect …
review by . September 25, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
LAURA remains the definitive masterpiece of the noir genre. Gene Tierney is perfectly-cast in the title role, a mysterious young society debutante who gets caught up in a dizzying murder plot. When a body is discovered maimed by bullets in Laura's apartment, it's naturally assumed that Laura herself is the corpse. Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) sets about interviewing all of Laura's friends in the hopes of discovering whether Laura's death might have been foul play or suicide. Mark grows …
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