Friday, December 11
Directed by Otto Preminger
(1944) “I shall never forget the weekend Laura died.” Clifton Webb’s elitist critic Waldo Lydecker acidly narrates, as detective Dana Andrews, on the brink of necrophilia, falls in love with portrait of murdered Manhattan smart-setter Gene Tierney, in “everybody’s favorite chic murder mystery” (Pauline Kael), based on the novel by Vera Caspary. DCP. Approx. 85 min.
“Ripe with perverse sexual undertones.”
– Foster Hirsch