Such a sad, complicated and lurid film, climaxing in Rita's seductive performance. This scene never gets old no matter how many times I've seen it. Aside from the amazing talents of Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford, I'm captivated by Anita Ellis's voice. For years I thought Rita Hayworth was singing since Ellis so brilliantly captured the nuances in her voice. A shout out to the behind the scenes contributors, like Ellis, who made this film so iconic.
Laura is my all-time favorite movie. The mood and its connection to the characters Preminger created is incomparable. I love the initial scene as it draws the viewer into Waldo's eccentricity as the story opens (bathtub scene, request for a towel from Mark, apartment laden with the fineries) and further draws particular attention to a key clue in solving the mystery. Aside from Gene Tierneys beauty, her chemistry with the leading actors is captivating. And that amazing score-can't wait to watch it again.