Gene Tierney and Vincent Price, Laura
Laura (directed by Otto Preminger) premiered on October 11, 1944 in New York City. The iconic and hugely popular film-noir stars Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, and Judith Andrews.
The entire cast is phenomenal but, in my personal opinion the stars you see above steal the film… Vincent Price and Gene Tierney were, quite frankly, quilty of stealing a lot of films.
I find the quotes below, by Vincent Price about Gene Tierney to be fascinating for several reasons…
- His respect for and adoration of Gene Tierney are palpable and greatly understandable.
- I’m fascinated by his quotes about her appearance. When I first read them, I thought, “Well, since he met her when she was a teenager, he probably simply doesn’t see her as the rest of the world does!” But, after reading MANY of this wonderfully hilarious actor’s quotes and seeing many interviews showcasing his great wit, I believe he was being sarcastic… you can even see him trying to keep a straight face while saying the words. I mean, after all, look at her. There’s no way he could have been serious OR that nearsighted lol.
“Gene was the most underrated actress that we ever had! I’ve known her since she was about 17; and I adored her! She really wasn’t a great beauty or sex idol. When you look at Laura (1944), and people ask why it has lasted, I think it’s because of Gene Tierney. There’s no way she can look dated. Her hair looks modern, her clothes. She didn’t have a great body, but had a body that wore clothes well.” ~ Vincent Price
“No one but Gene Tierney could have played Laura. There was no other actress around with her particular combination of beauty, breeding and mystery.” ~ Vincent Price
You can find Laura on dvd, Blu-ray, or Prime Video (Amazon link)
Gene Tierney, Laura