“A magnificently crafted film noir classic.” —Houston Press

Directed by Otto Preminger
(USA, 1944, 35mm)

A wealthy journalist (Clifton Webb) becomes entranced with Laura (Gene Tierney), an advertising executive. Shortly before her wedding to a dashing playboy (Vincent Price), Laura is murdered, and the detective (Dana Andrews) assigned to the case finds himself falling under Laura‘s spell. This film noir thriller takes twists and turns with new suspects, new evidence, and unexpected revelations.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.


Directed by Otto Preminger
(USA, 1944, 88 minutes)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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