The Movie Snob submits a new review of an old movie.
Laura (B). Who killed Laura Hunt? That’s the question that drives this classic 1944 film noir. Laura (Gene Tierney, Leave Her to Heaven) was a beautiful and successful advertising executive (long before the Mad Men era!). She was the frequent companion of a venomous and snobbish newspaper columnist (Clifton Webb, Three Coins in the Fountain), the lover of a shiftless cad (Vincent Price, The Last Man on Earth), and the niece of a wealthy, frosty aunt (Judith Anderson, Rebecca). And now she’s dead, slain with a shotgun in her own apartment. It’s up to sharp-eyed detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews, The Best Years of Our Lives) to find the clues and solve the case. It’s a fun and twisty little movie, and only 88 minutes long, too. Check it out!