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Books into Film: "Laura"

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Nominated for five Academy Awards, Otto Preminger directed this classic stylish mystery thriller that twists and turns with new suspects, new evidence and unexpected revelations. A wealthy journalist (Clifton Webb) becomes entranced with a beautiful young career woman named Laura (Gene Tierney). But shortly before her wedding to a dashing young playboy (Vincent Price), she is found murdered. Stirred by her portrait, the detective (Dana Andrews) assigned to her case finds that he, too, is strangely under Laura's spell. It is based on the classic novel by Vera Caspary. It is rated "PG" and 87 minutes. Viewers are invited to discuss the book and film after the screening. Copies of the book are available in the library’s book and eBook collections.

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