DIRECTOR: Otto Preminger
BOTTOM LINE: One of the classic film noirs, blessed with a great score by David Raksin. In Gene Tierney, a star is born, and Clifton Webb strikes gold as Waldo Lydecker.
“I shall never forget the weekend Laura died. A silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in New York. For with Laura’s horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her. And I had just begun to write Laura’s story when – another of those detectives came to see me. I had him wait. I could watch him through the half-open door. I noted that his attention was fixed upon my clock. There was only one other in existence, and that was in Laura’s apartment in the very room where she was murdered”Fade in Narration by Clifton Webb as Waldo Lydecker