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Laura (1944)

October 11, 2019 <m>(Friday)
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (US)
Phone: 301.495.6700

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Special Features: Introduction by Foster Hirsch on Oct 11

75th Anniversary

"I shall never forget the weekend Laura died," intones newspaper columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), the Svengali-esque benefactor to the titular young beauty (Gene Tierney) and rival for her affections alongside her fiancé (Vincent Price). Investigating this seemingly dead-end case is tough-guy detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews), whose snooping pays off in surprising ways. One of the foundational "films noir" cited in Nino Frank's seminal article for L'Écran français that coined the term, LAURA earned five Oscar® nominations, with a win for Joseph LaShelle's black-and-white photography - though David Raksin's memorable score (#7 on AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores) was overlooked. DIR/PROD Otto Preminger; SCR Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, from the novel by Vera Caspary. U.S., 1944, b&w, 88 min. NOT RATED

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