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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)

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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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

Career Girls: Daisy Kenyon, Laura Hunt and the Dana Andrews Connection

By FlickChick on Jul 14, 2011 From A Person in the Dark

What do Daisy Kenyon Joan Crawford as Daisy Kenyon and Laura Hunt Gene Tierney as Laura Hunt have in common? You mean besides being beautiful, artistic career girls (Daisy a commercial artist, Laura in advertising) and having FABULOUS New York City apartments? You mean besides going out to fanc... Read full article

Guest Classic Links: Laura of Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

By KC on Apr 28, 2011 From Classic Movies

Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings has so many interesting regular features. Her weekly link lists are always full of fascinating bits, she seems to review every movie she sees—and very well, and she writes great informational posts on the sorts of things classic movie fans obsess abo... Read full article

"Laura" Starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 30, 2010 From Classic Movie Man

"Laura" Starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews Laura (1944) is set among New York City’s upper crust, with Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigating the murder of beautiful advertising executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney). The suspects are some of her closest friends and ass... Read full article

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Quotes from

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: My dear, either you were born on a extremely rustic community, where good manners are unknown, or you suffer from a common feminine delusion that the mere fact of being a woman exempts you from the rules of civilized conduct.

Waldo Lydecker: I'm not kind, I'm vicious. It's the secret of my charm.

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The first cut of the film included a sequence in which Vincent Price sings a song and accompanies himself on the piano. Twentieth Century-Fox's PR department planted stories declaring that Price (who sang with the Yale Glee Club and had a song in The House of the Seven Gables) would become the next Perry Como. The number was cut, however, and Price's singing "career" never happened.
The portrait of Gene Tierney as Laura appeared in On the Riviera (in color) co-starring Danny Kaye, then later in Woman's World starring Clifton Webb, the frustrated Waldo Lydecker of "Laura". In "Woman's World" the painting hung on a wall amid portraits of several other women who were supposed to have been former romantic interests of Webb's character.
Gene Tierney originally did not want to make this film but did it anyway under contract obligations.
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