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Laura Overview:

Laura (1944) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.

The film was based on the novel of the same name from & Colliers Serial "Ring Twice for Laura" written by Vera Caspary published in 1943 (novel); Oct - Nov 1942 (magazine).

Laura was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorClifton WebbNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, Leland Fuller; Interior Decoration: Thomas LittleNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph LaShelleWon
Best DirectorOtto PremingerNominated
Best WritingJay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Betty ReinhardtNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

book: Looker (2019) by Laura Sims

By John Grant on Jun 10, 2019 From Noirish

The blurb to this book describes it as a “propulsive Hitchcockian thriller,” a comment that’s both grossly misleading and in some ways justified. To take the latter first, I can see the connection with classic tales of obsession like Boileau-Narcejac’s?Vertigo, which Hitchcoc... Read full article


book: I’d Know You Anywhere (2010) by Laura Lippman

By John Grant on Dec 16, 2018 From Noirish

I’ve been pretty lucky with my reading during 2018, taking things overall, so it’s a surprise that, halfway through December, I’ve encountered what may be my book of the year. I’m normally unhappy with genre pigeonholing except as a guiltily deployed shorthand, and all the wh... Read full article


book: Sunburn (2018) by Laura Lippman

By John Grant on Aug 21, 2018 From Noirish

A silky-smooth piece of noir. If a writer like James M. Cain or David Goodis had mellowed with age, had become a little less disenchanted with his fellow man, he might have produced something like Sunburn. Here we have a femme fatale, Polly, who’s as ruthless and seductive as any, yet whose mo... Read full article


Western Roundup: Exclusive Guest Post by Laura Grieve

By Laura Grieve on Jun 29, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Western Roundup From John Ford and John Wayne to Tim Holt and Hopalong Cassidy, Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea to George O’Brien and Johnny Mack Brown, and all points in between, I love Westerns! I’m truly delighted to have the opportunity to share my deep affection for the genre at Clas... Read full article


CMBA SPRING BLOGATHON, UNDERSEEN AND UNDERRATED FILMS: Simon and Laura (1955)

on May 18, 2017 From Caftan Woman

The Classic Movie Blog Association is proud to present its spring blogathon, Underseen and Underrated running from May 15th through 19th. Please turn to this site for the blogs listed to read about some hidden gems. "If there's one thing you can't be on television, it is insincere." Eager young B... Read full article


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Quotes from

Waldo Lydecker: Let's not be psychiatric. But in a word, yes.


Waldo Lydecker: If you come a little bit closer, my boy, I can just crack your skull with my walking stick.


Waldo Lydecker: Have you ever been in love?
Mark MacPherson: A doll in Washington Heights once got a fox fur outta me.


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Facts about

With Johnny Mercer's poignant lyrics, David Raksin's "Laura" theme was the basis for notable recordings made in 1945 by Woody Herman and His Orchestra (vocal by Woody) on Columbia, Dick Haymes on Decca, Johnny Johnston on Capitol, and in 1947 by Frank Sinatra on Columbia.
Gene Tierney originally did not want to make this film but did it anyway under contract obligations.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 23, 1950 with Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney and Clifton Webb reprising their film roles.
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