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Director: Otto Preminger Cast: Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
, Dana Andrews
Dana Andrews
, Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
, Vincent Price
Vincent Price
Otto Preminger


Director: Otto Preminger Cast: Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
, Dana Andrews
Dana Andrews
, Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
, Vincent Price
Vincent Price
Otto Preminger

Blu-ray (Full Frame)



This adaptation of Vera Caspary's suspense novel was begun by director Rouben Mamoulien and cinematographer Lucien Ballard, but thanks to a complex series of backstage intrigues and hostilities, the film was ultimately credited to director Otto Preminger and cameraman Joseph LaShelle (who won an Oscar for his efforts). At the outset of the film, it is established that the title character, Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), has been murdered. Tough New York detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the killing, methodically questioning the chief suspects: Waspish columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), wastrel socialite Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price), and Carpenter's wealthy "patroness" Ann Treadwell (Judith Anderson). The deeper he gets into the case, the more fascinated he becomes by the enigmatic Laura, literally falling in love with the girl's painted portrait. As he sits in Laura's apartment, ruminating over the case and his own obsessions, the door opens, the lights switch on, and in walks Laura Hunt, very much alive! To tell any more would rob the reader of the sheer enjoyment of watching this stylish film noir unfold on screen. Everything clicks in Laura, from the superbly bitchy peformance of Clifton Webb (a veteran Broadway star who became an overnight movie favorite with this film) to the haunting musical score by David Raskin. Long available only in the 85-minute TV version Laura has since been restored to its original 88-minute running time.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2013
UPC: 0024543838616
Original Release: 1944
Rating: NR
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 4,519

Special Features

Commentary by composer David Raskin and film professor Jeanine Basinger; Commentery by film historian Rudy Behlmer; Gene Tierney: a shattered portrait and Vincent Price: the versatile villain as seen on biography on the A&E network; Deleted scene; Original theatrical trailer; Extended movie version; The Obsession

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Tierney Laura Hunt
Dana Andrews Mark McPherson
Clifton Webb Waldo Lydecker
Vincent Price Shelby Carpenter
Judith Anderson Ann Treadwell
Dorothy Adams Bessie Clary
James Flavin McAvity
Clyde Fillmore Bullitt
Ralph Dunn Fred Callahan
Grant Mitchell Corey
Kathleen Howard Louise
Dutch Schlickenmeyer Detective
Harry Strang Detective
Lane Chandler Detective
Yolanda Lacca Actor
Nestor Eristoff Actor
Kay Connors Actor
Frank LaRue Hairdresser
Dorothy Christy Woman
Aileen Pringle Woman
Terry Adams Man
Forbes Murray Man
Jean Fenwick Woman
Cyril Ring Man
Kay Linaker Girl
Cara Williams Girl
Beatrice Gray Woman
Frances Gladwin Woman
Buster Miles Office Boy
Jane Nigh Secretary
John Dexter Jacoby
Lee Tung Foo Servant
Cy Kendall Inspector
William Forrest Man

Technical Credits
Otto Preminger Director,Producer
Jerry Cady Screenwriter
Bonnie Cashin Costumes/Costume Designer
Jay Dratler Screenwriter
Paul S. Fox Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Leland Fuller Art Director
Samuel Hoffenstein Screenwriter
Joseph La Shelle Cinematographer
Ring Lardner Screenwriter
Harry M. Leonard Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Louis Loeffler Editor
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Guy Pearce Makeup
David Raksin Score Composer
Elizabeth Reinhardt Screenwriter
Fred Sersen Special Effects
E. Clayton Ward Sound/Sound Designer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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