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Among faces, Gene Tierney's is a tournament rose, an opaline study in serene, sexualized perfection, a mad musky Egyptian daydream of cat thoughts. It's a face that, yes, could make you half-believe in the human ideal, make you pass into a foggy romantic movie-trance of studio key lights and shadows with edges so soft you could lay your head down in them and sleep for a week. All you want as you're looking at her, all you think you'll ever want, is to get close enough to smell the lilac vapors rising from her shoulder.

Tierney's beauty lies somewhere between homespun Everygirl and Oriental exotic, shy high school sweetheart and man-eater. Her eyes smile before her lips do. But if the lips we see here parted in a smile, you'd be witness to the sweetest overbite in Hollywood history. This is a face built to be gazed upon. Perhaps that's why Laura was Tierney's breakout film. Deadpan cop Dana Andrews spends the whole first half of the movie falling in love with her portrait. When she shows up in the flesh, Andrews is shaken to the core--we are, too. Laura is hardly just a murder mystery; it's a meditation on the brute force of a beautiful face.

Michael Atkinson
movieline Magazine
December 1994


 

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Comment by FilmFanatic on July 27, 2012 at 10:56pm

anyone ever seen Gene in the film The Left Hand of God with Humphrey Bogart? i just watched this last night i had it downloaded for quite some time and just got around to seeing it. it wasn't that great but it wasn't horrible. i found Gene's pairing with Bogart a bit odd, it's hard for me to explain but it just was. Gene's character i felt was kind of pointless she was just thrown in there to add a ridiculous romantic angle to it. if you can find the film (i think it's on youtube right now) see it just to see it. and also to see Gene's amazingly gorgeous blue eyes. 

Comment by Kathleen Nemec on July 22, 2011 at 12:31am
She was so very gorgeous and I loved her in "Son of Fury," "The Razor's Edge," and "That Wonderful Urge". She was a beauty all her own. I know the first film I saw with her was Laura. My Mom was a young woman during this era. She told me all about Laura and Dana Andrews and the obsession of her spirit. So of course I saw it for the first time on PBS when I was in my 20's during the 80's. I loved it and fell in love with it like my Mom had so many years prior...Then the 2nd movie again on PBS was "Son of Fury". Well, I was a Tyrone Power fan from early on but after that film I became an even bigger fan of both Actor/Actress. Then I saw The Ghost And Mrs. Muir" and I loved her in that film. To me she was not only a beauty but a dynamic actress. When I saw Razor's Edge for the first time this Spring Between her and Tyrone Power truly I believe is the reason that Anne Baxter won her Academy Award. To see the three of them act along and next to one another in the same scenes was magnificent, very compelling & moving.
Comment by FilmFanatic on November 2, 2010 at 2:33pm
the first time i had ever seen Gene Tierney in any movie (along with Ginger Rogers) was in "The Black Widow". i watched the special features and they said she is considered "The Noir Queen." after seeing "Laura" and bits of her other movies she truly deserves the title. the first time i had ever heard about "Laura" was when my friend was taking a class called Music in Film (and now i am currently taking), i was doing her homework (she's not a film nut like i am) and in one chapter the book talked about "Laura". The movie seemed very interesting so i downloaded it. the voice was horribly off but i just fell totally in love with the movie. i could not get over how beautiful Gene Tierney was and how everything about the movie was totally brilliant. since then i have made all my friends watch "Laura" and they agree it's a fantastic movie. i also downloaded "the Ghost and Mrs. Muir" and Gene was so pretty and amazing in this as well. I have watched "where the Sidewalk Ends", eventhough she wasn't the main character she still stole the movie with her beauty. i have a bunch more Gene Tierney movies to see like "Leave Her to Heaven" (which i started watching.... wow what a bitch!!!), "Whirlpool", "Dragonwyck", "Night and the City", "Razor's Edge," "Heaven Can Wait," and "The Shanghai Gesture." as soon as school work calms down i plan on having a Gene Tierney marathon!! Gene was such a beautiful and i doubt we will ever see someone as beautiful and as talented as her again in Hollywood.
Comment by Anthony Beyle on October 26, 2010 at 1:01pm

The Shanghai Gesture
Comment by Anthony Beyle on September 13, 2010 at 4:14am

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Comment by Anthony Beyle on May 22, 2010 at 3:00am

Leave Her to Heaven
Comment by Anthony Beyle on April 30, 2010 at 1:21pm
very nice pictures as always Oswaldo... thanks! I've added a trailer for Night and the City , a truly remarkable film and certainly one of the most unusual Gene was ever in... I only wish she'd gotten some more scenes but having said that, Richard Widmark delivers an outstanding performance and I suppose London in itself is the biggest star of the film. A classic noir for sure.

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