The sleekest of noirs
, the chicest of murders, and deliciously twisted--the detective is a necrophilliac, two of the title character's suitors seem gay, and the Laura all the men are vying for is a corpse with no face. Indeed LAURA, goes the genre one further by taking apart the
conventions, then putting them back together, and diving wholeheartedly into them for the finale--a cocktail party denouement to name the killer.
LAURA, based on the novel by Vera Caspary, revolves around the murder of the title character (Tierney)--a shotgun blast completely obliterating the corpse's once-lovely face. Homicide detective Mark McPherson (Andrews) has a trio of susp...