Thursday, April 10, 2014

Portrait Of Laura

 "Laura"
 portrayed by
 the stunningly beautiful
 Gene Tierney





Theme from "Laura"
By David Raskin
with clips from the movie




 

"Laura"
 is a romantic mystery
 surrounding the alleged murder
 of  a beautiful young woman
 and the hard-boiled police detective
 who falls in love with her.





 NYPD Detective Mark McPherson,
 played by Dana Andrews,
 studies Laura's
 intriguing portrait.










 Mark is soon glad to discover
 that Laura is very much alive!



"Someone To Watch Over Me"








Laura's manipulative "mentor" Waldo Lydecker, 
played by Clifton Webb,
 a cynical newspaper columnist
 is jealous of Mark's obvious interest
 in his protege.







Another rival for Laura's affections
 is the handsome playboy
 Shelby Carpenter,
 played by Vincent Price.





  Although "Laura" was her signature role,
 I  loved Gene Tierney's performance
 in the role of  Edwardian era widow Lucy Muir,
 romanced by the ghost of sea captain Daniel Gregg,
 played by Rex Harrison,
 in the supernatural romance,
 "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir."



   "Charm'd magic casements,
 opening on the foam
  Of perilous seas,
 in faery lands forlorn." 
-John Keats











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