Laura (1944 film)

1944 American film noir directed by Otto Preminger / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Betty Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel Laura by Vera Caspary. Laura received five nominations for the Academy Awards, including for Best Director, winning for Best Black and White Cinematography.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byOtto Preminger
Screenplay by
Based onLaura
by Vera Caspary
Produced byOtto Preminger
CinematographyJoseph LaShelle
Edited byLouis Loeffler
Music byDavid Raksin
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • October 11, 1944 (1944-10-11)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.02 million[1]
Box office$2 million (rentals)[2][3][4]

In 1999, Laura was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[5][6] The American Film Institute named it one of the 10 best mystery films of all time, and it also appears on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" series.[7]

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