March 8, 2015


Laura, 1944. A detective investigates a woman's murder.

Directed by Otto Preminger. Written by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, & Elizabeth Reinhardt, based on a book by Vera Caspary. Starring Gene Tierney, & Dana Andrews, with Clifton Webb, & Vincent Price.

Concept: B
Story: B
Characters: C
Dialog: C
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: C
Acting: B
Music: B
Enjoyment: It's a more intelligent film than your typical murder mystery, and the ending is effectively suspenseful. It does drag in places, though - mostly because one of the main characters is a tedious person. B

GPA: 2.7/4

[update of a previous post - original is here]

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