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Laura (1944)

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Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40219391
UPC: 024543060826
UPC 14: 00024543060826
Rating: NR
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A beautiful woman is believed murdered - until she appears.

"...one of the most stylish, elegant, moody, classic film noirs ever made.  Tim Dirks, The Greatest Films
"The performances are top-notch, credible, fascinating...a crime story connoisseur's dish.  Hollywood Reporter
"Classic mystery...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note
A classic noirish mystery with a consummate ensemble of actors. Dana Andrews adroitly plays the detective who delves into the murder of the stunningly beautiful Laura, with whom it seems everyone, including the detective himself, is in love. But Webb steals the show as the titular ingenue's creepily elegant social mentor, Waldo Lydecker. Based on the novel by Vera Caspary. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Director. Academy Awards: Best (Black-and-White) Cinematography.
Features
Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/15/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 88 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1944
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2006082
Video UPC UPC: 00024543060826
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Clifton Webb
Video Cast Info Dana Andrews
Video Cast Info Gene Tierney
Video Cast Info Vincent Price
Video Cast Info Vera Caspary - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Bonnie Cashin - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Otto Preminger - Director
Video Cast Info Joseph LaShelle - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Louis R. Loeffler - Editor
Video Cast Info David Raskin - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Otto Preminger - Producer
Video Cast Info Jay Dratler - Screenplay
Plot Summary
Classic film about a detective who, while investigating the murder of a beautiful woman, falls in love with her likeness in a painting. But was the woman really murdered?

Awards


Oscar (1945)
Video Award Name Joseph LaShelle, Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-And-White
   Video Award Name Leland Fuller, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-And-White
   Video Award Name Otto Preminger, Nominee, Best Director
   Video Award Name Clifton Webb, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor
   Video Award Name Jay Dratler, et al., Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay

Professional Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times
"...That LAURA continues to weave a spell -- and it does -- is a tribute to style over sanity....The music lends a haunted, nostalgic, regretful cast to everything it plays under..." 01/20/2002 p.5

USA Today
...This all-timer made a standard of the title tune, launched co-star Clifton Webb's screen career....[and] it also gives Vincent Price and Judith Anderson meaty suspect roles..." 03/12/1993 p.3D

Entertainment Weekly
"[T]he whodunit still gleams like a pearl-handled pistol..." 03/18/2005 p.50

Los Angeles Times
"[A] delectable romantic thriller..." 04/03/2005 p.E15

Sight and Sound
"Preminger's waspish masterpiece, which swings from high society noir to romantic mystery two thirds of the way through." 04/01/2006 p.90

Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "[L]iterate and mannered in the best way....David Raksin's title song and score are sheer romantic swoon." 04/01/2012

The Motion Picture Guide 10 of 10
Undoubtedly one of the most stylish and taut murder mysteries ever put on film Laura presents stunning performances from Tierney, Andrews, Price and Anderson. And, in one of the most delectable roles of his career, Webb...

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Tierney,Gene
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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