Release Date: 1944

DVD Release Date: March 15th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) in her fashionable apartment. On the trail of her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura's arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) and her comparatively mild fiancé, Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price). As the detective grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself falling in love with the dead woman.

Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, Dorothy Adams, James Flavin, Clyde Fillmore

Director: Otto Preminger

Genres: Mystery

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Pursuit, New York City, Investigation, Dark, Love, Police station, Suspenseful, Murder, 1940s, Mystery


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