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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: 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


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

By Caftan Woman 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... Read full article


Guest Classic Links: Laura of Who Can Turn The World Off With Her Smile

By KC on Apr 18, 2012 From Classic Movies

I found Laura’s blog when I participated in a movie monster blogathon last year. I liked her style right away. It was the banner that sucked me in. It’s perfect! As one who is clearly not inspired when it comes to naming things, I could admire her for the juxtaposition of that image and ... Read full article


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Quotes from

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


Waldo Lydecker: In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention.


Waldo Lydecker: I cannot stand these morons any longer. If you don't come with me this instant I shall run amok.


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Facts about

The haunting theme melody was inspired by a "Dear David" letter that composer David Raksin received from his wife. The lyrics were added later by Johnny Mercer. Otto Preminger is on record as saying he dislikes the lyrics.
Darryl F. Zanuck was opposed to casting Clifton Webb because of Webb's well-known (in Hollywood) homosexuality, but producer/director Otto Preminger prevailed and the 54-year-old Webb, making his first screen appearance since the silent era, was nominated for an Oscar.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 20, 1945 with Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb reprising their film roles.
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