in about 100 words or less
US 88m, B&W
Director: Otto Preminger; Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson
Based on the 1943 novel by Vera Caspary of the same name, Laura is a complex and wholly contrived murder mystery about a young woman who charms her way into the hearts and minds of three eccentric men who would do most anything to earn and keep her favor. Despite the absurdities of the plot and the unlikely motivation of the murderer, Laura is one of the most interesting femme fatales of film noir as she is capable of seducing a hard-boiled detective who believes she is dead (Klaus Ming November 2012).