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Laura ()


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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
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Laura Hunt
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Det. Lt. Mark McPherson
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Waldo Lydecker
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Shelby Carpenter
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Ann Treadwell
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Lancaster Corey (scenesDeleted)
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Bessie Clary, Laura's Maid (uncredited)
Terry Adams ...
Woman (uncredited)
John Alban ...
Executive (uncredited)
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Newsboy (uncredited)
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Newsboy (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Gary Breckner ...
Narrator (uncredited)
James Carlisle ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Bill Chaney ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Kay Connors ...
Woman (uncredited)
John Dexter ...
Jacoby, the Artist (uncredited)
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Fred Callahan (uncredited)
Nestor Eristoff ...
Man (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
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Woman on street with blonde woman (uncredited)
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Owner of Bullitt & Co Ad Agency (uncredited)
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Det. McEveety (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo ...
Waldo's Servant (uncredited)
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Important Client (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
William Graeff Jr. ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
Beatrice Gray ...
Woman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Louise, Ann's Cook (uncredited)
Yolanda Lacca ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Hairdresser (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Butler at Party (uncredited)
Dominick Martino ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
Buster Miles ...
Johnny - Office Boy (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
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Secretary (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
Greg Rhinelander ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Alexander Sascha ...
Man (uncredited)
Harold Schlickenmayer ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Executive (uncredited)
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Man Dining with Laura (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Ben Watson ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
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Secretary in Laura's Office (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Otto Preminger

Written by

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Vera Caspary ... (novel)
 
Jay Dratler ... (screen play by) and
Samuel Hoffenstein ... (screen play by) and
Elizabeth Reinhardt ... (screen play by) (as Betty Reinhardt)
 
Ring Lardner Jr. ... () (uncredited)

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Otto Preminger ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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David Raksin

Cinematography by

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Joseph LaShelle ... director of photography
Lucien Ballard ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Louis R. Loeffler ... film editor (as Louis Loeffler)

Editorial Department

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Lyman Hallowell ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Leland Fuller
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Thomas Little ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Bonnie Cashin ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Guy Pearce ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tom Dudley ... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert Saunders ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Paul S. Fox ... associate set decorator

Sound Department

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Harry M. Leonard ... sound
E. Clayton Ward ... sound

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Edwin Hammeras ... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edward Snyder ... transparency projection shots (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lloyd Ahern Sr. ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Polony ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)

Music Department

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Emil Newman ... musical director
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Murray Spivack ... music mixer (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon ... music mixer (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Ruth Fox ... research assistant (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson ... research director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Detective Lieutenant Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the killing of Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), found dead on her apartment floor before the movie starts. McPherson builds a mental picture of the dead girl from the suspects he interviews. He is helped by the striking painting of the late lamented Laura hanging on her apartment wall. But who would have wanted to kill a girl with whom every man she met seemed to fall in love? To make matters worse, McPherson finds himself falling under her spell too. Then one night, halfway through his investigations, something seriously bizarre happens to make him re-think the whole case. Written by Steve Hosgood

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Taglines A STRANGE AND DANGEROUS EXPIERMENT IN LOVE AND MURDER! (print ad - Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Tower Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - March 25, 1945 - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • ローラ殺人事件 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Лаура (Ukraine)
  • Λώρα (Greece)
  • Vertigine (Italy)
  • Лора (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $1,020,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Vincent Price always considered this to be the best movie he ever made. See more »
Goofs When Lydecker recognizes McPherson's name, one can see part of the waist-band of a bathing suit worn by Lydecker in the bath tub. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981). See more »
Soundtracks You Go to My Head See more »
Quotes Waldo Lydecker: I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.
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