Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for Otto Preminger’s rapturous ‘40s noir. Greg sez: “The awesomely toothy Gene Tierney has been horribly murdered, and everyone is sickly in love with her. A portrait on the wall enchants her apartment with its dark mystery. Dana Andrews, the detective sent to solve the case and smoke a lot, falls under the spell. Anyone could have aced Laura — her mentor, the fantastically effete newspaper columnist — her creepy, spongy boyfriend (Vincent Price before the horror) — her rich aunt who’s having an affair with her loser boyfriend. Preminger swings for the fences in a obsession-packed, sexual weirdo, private-dick picture. The theme by David Raskin plays on and on, until you too think you will go mad. Required viewing. No one will be seated during the first three closet-y characters. Bring a flask.”
Dir. Otto Preminger, 1944, DCP, 88 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Benson Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch the trailer for “Laura”!