- Original title
- Running time
- 88 min.
- United States
Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Betty Reinhardt (Novel: Vera Caspary)
Joseph LaShelle (B&W)
20th Century Fox
Film noir. Mystery. Drama
- Movie Groups
Vera Caspary Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- Beautiful Laura Hunt is found shot to death in her apartment. Hard nosed Lieutenant Mark McPherson is assigned as the lead investigator for the case. As he gets into the investigation, he learns that all the men in her life were in love with her including her fiancé Shelby Carpenter, and the women either loved her as a person or were envious and jealous of the attention she received from men. As he questions the suspects and witnesses, reads her diary and private letters, and most importantly stares at the large portrait of her that hangs over her mantle, McPherson himself falls under the spell of Laura Hunt.
: Oscar: Best Cinematography (B&W). 5 Nominations
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