Laura (1944)

98Episode # 48: “I shall never forget the weekend Laura died.” Clifton Webb’s infamous dialogue opens LAURA (1944) with the revelation that the main character is dead, and it is the perfect beginning to a perfect film noir. James and Lara dive into director Otto Preminger replacing director Rouben Mamoulian AFTER filming had already begun, Gene Tierney’s romance with a U.S. President, and the awesomeness of Dana Andrews’ chin. Was the famous portrait of Laura REALLY a portrait? Is young Vincent Price a killer? And why didn’t the studio fix Gene’s cute little overbite? Join us,and prepare to be captivated by Laura, the face in the misty light.


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