Directed by Otto Preminger. With Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price. A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.
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In addition, Laura was presented twice on The Screen Guild Theater (August 20, 1945, and February 23, 1950), both episodes starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb. Television. In 1955, the movie was remade as a presentation of the drama anthology series The 20th Century Fox Hour, starring Dana Wynter in the title role.
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Laura has been killed by a shotgun blast to the face, just inside the doorway to her apartment, before the start of the film. He interviews charismatic newspaper columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), an imperious, decadent dandy, who relates how he met Laura, became her mentor, and used his considerable influence and fame to advance her career.
Jan 20, 2002 · It is Clifton Webb's performance as Waldo Lydecker that stands at the heart of the film, with Vincent Price, as Laura's fiancee Shelby Carpenter, nibbling at the edges like an eager spaniel. Both actors, and Judith Anderson as a neurotic friend, create characters who have no reality except their own, which is good enough for them.
Only Laura isn't dead. For about 1/2 of the movie we think she is dead as we hear the stories of the different people she was associated with. There is Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price), who was her fiance and a gigolo too. There is Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), her employer and "wanna be" boyfriend, whom Laura spurned for Shelby Carpenter.
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The movie Laura (1944) I watched it again today and loved the writing and the cinematography, and of course Gene Tierney was gorgeous. What was delicious, though, was just how effeminate two of the three men were who had the hots for Laura.
Clifton Webb was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 1948 Academy Awards. F. Hugh Herbert won the Writers Guild of America, Best Written American Comedy in 1949. The movie won a gold medal at the Photoplay Awards 1948. Adaptions. A radio adaptation was presented by Lux Radio Theater on February 14, 1949.
Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck (November 19, 1889 – October 13, 1966), known professionally as Clifton Webb, was an American actor, dancer, and singer remembered for his roles in such films as Laura (1944), The Razor's Edge (1946), and Sitting Pretty (1948). Webb was Oscar-nominated for all three.
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A frequent guest, Clifton Webb, appeared in a smattering of silent films but found stardom on the stages of London and Broadway. In 1944, at 53, Webb returned to the screen after 20 years in Laura and received an Academy Award nomination.