Laura

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Product Overview

A beautiful woman is believed murdered - until she appears.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40219391
UPC 024543060826
UPC 14 00024543060826
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
Classic
Detectives
Film Noir
Mistaken Identity
Mystery
Recommended
Romance
Thriller
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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?
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
Directors
Otto Preminger
Actors
Clifton Webb
Gene Tierney
Vincent Price
Dana Andrews
Cast & Crew
Clifton Webb - Actor
Dana Andrews - Actor
Gene Tierney - Actor
Vincent Price - Actor
Vera Caspary - Based on Novel By
Bonnie Cashin - Costume Designer
Otto Preminger - Director
Joseph LaShelle - Director of Photography
Louis R. Loeffler - Editor
David Raskin - Musical Score
Otto Preminger - Producer
Jay Dratler - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1944
Catalog ID 2006082
UPC 00024543060826
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Oscar (1945) Joseph LaShelle, Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-And-White,Leland Fuller, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-And-White,Otto Preminger, Nominee, Best Director,Clifton Webb, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor,Jay Dratler, et al., Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay
Reviews
ReviewSource The Motion Picture Guide
Review 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...
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ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Tierney,Gene
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Tim Dirks, The Greatest Films ...one of the most stylish, elegant, moody, classic film noirs ever made.
Hollywood Reporter The performances are top-notch, credible, fascinating...a crime story connoisseur's dish.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Classic mystery...
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