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Laura (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on February 22, 2010

I couldn’t resist the novelty of a Preminger/Andrews/Tierney double-header (although if I’d been thinking ahead, I would’ve watched this one first since it came earlier).  Laura is often cited as one of the most significant noirs, but I really see it as more of a melodrama/mystery.  At least, it’s not seedy in the way that I like my noirs.  It’s still an excellent movie, with one of the best second act twists ever.  Not really the kind of thing I’d watch a third time, though.  I much prefer Where the Sidewalk Ends, even though it’s far less known.  Rating: 8


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