[3rd time] There's definetily a lot to praise from this beautifully photographed film, but I guess Laura is one of those films that I respect and admire more than I actually love it. Because when I think of it, there's nothing wrong with this movie, it's quite good indeed, but personally speaking it has never been able to amaze me. On the other hand, Gene Tierney's performance is as good as it gets.
Oh for the times when you could go to upstate New York for several days, not read a newspaper and be blissfully unaware of your own murder. It's a soft bellied noir but none the worse for teetering on a cliff edge of absurdity as sharp as Gene Tierney's exquisite cheekbones. Pure enjoyment all round.
One of those essential film noir movies with an excellent gorgeously filmed leading actress and a great supporting cast of murder suspects (that include Judith Anderson and Vincent Price). Excellently filmed with a nail-biting finale. Few other films have this one's class and undying beauty.
i really love the first scene, the pan shot without pause by a dolly-in, accompanied with a monologue that feels hypnotizing like the rest of the film, while in the middle it falls into noir-cliché cycle, it's still a brilliant, moody, suave thriller with a great performance by charismatic Dana Andrews
I was so confused at the supposed dream scene! I was honestly dumbfounded that she was alive, was not expecting it. Bravo Otto! I love Gene and Dana together..When Laura is brought into questioning by Gene the lighting used on her face is brilliant, an angel yet a possible femme fatale. I assumed Shelby would be the one who committed the murder as of most of Vincent's roles are macabre/clandestine
Every dialogue from the characters, especially Waldo Lydecker - brilliantly portrayed by Clifton Webb, and Laura Hunt played by one of the greatest Hollywood beauties Gene Tierney. It's kind strange to see young Vincent Price before his horror icon era. The suspense in this film is marvelous. Clifton Webb might be my new favorite actor of the old Hollywood age. His performance was so ethereal and poetic.