Director: Otto Preminger Run Time: 88 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1944
Starring: Clifton Webb, Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price
Screenwriters: Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt
Producer: Otto Preminger
Noirvember continues with the perfect portrait of murder, Otto Preminger’s moody masterpiece based on the novel by Vera Caspary. Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) in her fashionable apartment. On the trail of her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura’s arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) and her comparatively mild fiancé Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price). As the detective grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself falling in love with the dead woman only to find all is not what it seems. A carefully crafted study in obsession with incredible Academy Award-winning cinematography from Joseph LaShelle, Laura is a meticulous mystery best seen on the big screen.