Laura (1944)

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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.


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  • Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura (1944)
  • Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb in Laura (1944)
  • Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura (1944)
  • Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura (1944)

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26 February 2004 | Infofreak
One of the very best Hollywood movies of the 1940s starring the most beautiful actress of all time.
'Laura' is one of the most entertaining mystery movies I've ever seen. A mystery? Also a romance, a Film Noir and even in some ways a comedy. It's quite a unique movie from the legendary Otto Preminger, who took over from the original director and started from scratch. Gene Tierney plays the title character, a woman who seems to bewitch every man she meets. It's no wonder because Tierney is mesmerizing to watch. I think she could well be the most beautiful actress of all time. Dana Andrews, Vincent Price and Clifton Webb play the three men in Laura's life. Andrews ('Night Of The Demon') plays a detective investigating Laura's apparent murder, Price, years before becoming a horror icon, a gigolo type who is due to marry her, and Webb (best known as Mr. Belvedere) is a snobby columnist and wit who is Laura's mentor. All four actors are just terrific and the plot is full of twists and surprises. I enjoyed this movie from start to finish. 'Laura' is one of the very best Hollywood movies of the 1940s. Highly recommended

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