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


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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