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Gaslight (1944)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 30 October 1944 (Sweden)
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Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

John Van Druten (screenplay), Walter Reisch (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Boyer ... Gregory Anton
Ingrid Bergman ... Paula Alquist
Joseph Cotten ... Brian Cameron
May Whitty ... Miss Thwaites (as Dame May Whitty)
Angela Lansbury ... Nancy
Barbara Everest ... Elizabeth
Emil Rameau Emil Rameau ... Maestro Guardi
Edmund Breon ... General Huddleston
Halliwell Hobbes ... Mr. Muffin
Tom Stevenson Tom Stevenson ... Williams
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Dalroy
Lawrence Grossmith Lawrence Grossmith ... Lord Dalroy
Jakob Gimpel Jakob Gimpel ... Pianist
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Storyline

After the death of her famous opera-singing aunt, Paula Alquist (Ingrid Bergman) is sent to study in Italy to become a great opera singer as well. While there, she falls in love with the charming Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer). The two return to London, and Paula begins to notice strange goings-on: missing pictures, strange footsteps in the night, and gaslights that dim without being touched. As she fights to retain her sanity, her new husband's intentions come into question. Written by Jwelch5742

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M-G-M's melodrama See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a sixty-minute radio adaptation of this movie on April 29, 1946, with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer reprising their movie roles. See more »

Goofs

The guide in the Tower of London is incorrectly shown as wearing the uniform of the Chelsea pensioners instead of the Yeoman guard. See more »

Quotes

Miss Thwaites: Well!
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits are displayed over a background of a burning gaslight. If you look at the shadow on the wallpaper, you see a man strangling a woman. See more »

Alternate Versions

Exists in a computer-colorized version. See more »

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Referenced in Early Edition: Where or When (1998) See more »

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The Last Rose of Summer
taken from a poem by the Irish poet Thomas Moore, set to a traditional tune called "Aislean an Oigfear", or "The Young Man's Dream"
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A Good Psychological Thriller
12 May 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This drama turned out to be a really good Gothic psychological thriller. It's worthwhile watching if you like these kinds of films.

In short: It's about a man who murdered an opera singer over the rubies she is said to own, he searches for them but doesn't find them. Years later Gregory meets Paula, the niece of the woman he killed years ago, and she accidentally uncovers his real identity so he decides to drive her mad to have her locked away while looking for her aunt's rubies. Paula is just lucky that a snoop is interested in what goes on in number 12.

The film is pretty dramatic, starts slow while it takes time for the tension to build. It's beautifully filmed, well acted out and a story of madness, murder and crime.

8/10


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Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

30 October 1944 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Gaslight See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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