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Laura

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Laura

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Clifton Webb, Gene Tierney, Judith Anderson, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price
director:
Otto Preminger
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Romance

We gave it an A

The devoted have kept vigil for years for Otto Preminger’s sleek, literate murder mystery — once the height of ’40s chic — to show up on videocassette after having long been unavailable. While Laura‘s transfer isn’t pristine, it’s got gorgeous Tierney, possessor of Hollywood’s most languid overbite. Best, though, is Webb’s scathing columnist, Waldo Lydecker, Laura’s overly protective mentor — and probably the screen’s first male bitch. A

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