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Laura

Laura

Otto Preminger / US, 1944 / 88 min.

This film made actress Gene Tierney a star and Dave Raksin’s theme music a jazz standard. Laura, written and produced by Otto Preminger, is above all a mystery, the Twin Peaks of film noir.

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Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is fascinated by the woman whose mysterious death he is investigating. Who stood to gain from her death? Her mentor, her slimy suitor, the housekeeper? The only things he discovers is that the woman, Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), was universally loved. In the meantime, Mark’s obsession deepens.

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Director

Otto Preminger

Production year

1944

Country

US

Original title

Laura

Length

88 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

DCP

Part of

Film Noir

Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.

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still Laura (Otto Preminger, US 1944)
still Laura (Otto Preminger, US 1944)

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