Lawrence O'Toole
March 12, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

Laura

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Clifton Webb, Gene Tierney, Judith Anderson, Dana Andrews, Vincent Price
director
Otto Preminger
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Romance

We gave it an A

The devoted have kept vigil for years for Otto Preminger’s sleek, literate murder mystery — once the height of ’40s chic — to show up on videocassette after having long been unavailable. While Laura‘s transfer isn’t pristine, it’s got gorgeous Tierney, possessor of Hollywood’s most languid overbite. Best, though, is Webb’s scathing columnist, Waldo Lydecker, Laura’s overly protective mentor — and probably the screen’s first male bitch. A

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