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Laura (11-Oct-1944)

Director: Otto Preminger

Writers: Jay Dratler; Samuel Hoffenstein; Betty Reinhardt

From novel by: Vera Caspary

Keywords: Mystery, Film Noir, New York

Laura, young advertising executive, is murdered just outside her apartment. Among the suspects are Waldo Lydecker, a well-known columnist, and Shelby Carpenter, her fiancée. As Detective McPherson investigates, he finds himself bewitched by the dead girl, perhaps falling in love. Won Oscar for Best Cinematography; received nominations for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Interior Decoration. Entered 1999 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Judith Anderson
Actor
10-Feb-1897 3-Jan-1992 Rebecca
Dana Andrews
Actor
1-Jan-1909 17-Dec-1992 The Best Years of Our Lives
Vincent Price
Actor
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre
Gene Tierney
Actor
19-Nov-1920 6-Nov-1991 Laura
Clifton Webb
Actor
11-Nov-1889 13-Oct-1966 Laura

CAST

Gene Tierney   ...   Laura Hunt
Dana Andrews   ...   Det. Lt. Mark McPherson
Clifton Webb   ...   Waldo Lydecker
Vincent Price   ...   Shelby Carpenter
Judith Anderson   ...   Mrs. Ann Treadwell

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