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A Portrait of Murder 

A detective is assigned to a case of murder of the wrong victim. During the investigation he finds himself taking a more than professional interest in the intended victim, the mysterious Laura.

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

Vera Caspary (novel), Mel Dinelli
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
George Sanders ... Waldo Lydecker
Dana Wynter ... Laura Hunt
Robert Stack ... Mark MacPherson
Scott Forbes ... Shelby Carpenter
Johnny Washbrook Johnny Washbrook ... Danny Morgan
Gloria Clark Gloria Clark ... Bessie Clary
Gordon Wynn Gordon Wynn ... MacAvity (as Gordon Wynne)
Robert B. Williams ... Fred Callahan (as Robert Williams)
Harry Carter ... Policeman
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A detective is assigned to a case of murder of the wrong victim. During the investigation he finds himself taking a more than professional interest in the intended victim, the mysterious Laura.

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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George Sanders' TV debut. See more »

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Version of Laura (1944) See more »

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Rushed and missing the little things that made the original so good.
1 May 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Otto Preminger's film "Laura" is considered by many classic movie fans to be a classic. There is a lot to love about the film...particularly Clifton Webb's and Dana Andrews' performances and well as the overall creepy mood. A little over a decade later, the story was remade for television and a one-hour timeslot. In hindsight, while enjoyable, I don't think they should have bothered. Why? Because the original is so very good and the remake in no way improves on the story and in most ways is disappointing. The biggest problem is the pacing. To squeeze it into the time slot, it sure seems as if the actors are talking quickly. Additionally, too many scenes were rushed and there isn't much sense of dread or suspense. Overall, watchable but a disappointment nonetheless.


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