Director: Otto Preminger
Writers: Jay Dratler; Samuel Hoffenstein; Betty Reinhardt
From novel by: Vera Caspary
Keywords: Mystery, Film Noir, New York
Laura, young advertising executive, is murdered just outside her apartment. Among the suspects are Waldo Lydecker, a well-known columnist, and Shelby Carpenter, her fiancée. As Detective McPherson investigates, he finds himself bewitched by the dead girl, perhaps falling in love. Won Oscar for Best Cinematography; received nominations for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Interior Decoration. Entered 1999 into the National Film Registry.
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