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Gaslight Overview:

Gaslight (1944) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..

The film was based on the play Angel Street (aka Gas Light) written by Patrick Hamilton performed at the John Golden Theatre, NY, & Bijou Theatre, NY from 1938 (performed in NY Dec 5, 1941 - Dec 30, 1944).

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorCharles BoyerNominated
Best ActressIngrid BergmanWon
Best Supporting ActressAngela LansburyNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, William Ferrari; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Paul HuldscWon
Best CinematographyJoseph RuttenbergNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
Best WritingJohn Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John L. BalderstonNominated
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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018, Sam Liu)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 26, 2018 From The Stop Button

The first act of Gotham by Gaslight is rough. It establishes Batman (Bruce Greenwood) in the Victorian era. He’s fighting with Fagin-types while “Jack the Ripper” is attacking prostitutes. Jim Krieg’s script, which will go on to impress at times, is rather problematic with the first Ripper victim. D... Read full article


GASLIGHT ( 1944 )

By Crystal Kalyana on Oct 4, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

During the years there has been a myriad of notable thrillers, but none of them have reached the pinnacle of success that Gaslight attained. Released in 1944 when Film Noir was at it’s zenith, Gaslight offers the viewer plenty of chills and thrills while it takes you on a journey of Victorian ... Read full article


Gaslight (1940 and 1944)

By Judy on Apr 17, 2015 From Movie Classics

This posting is my contribution to The Great Villain Blogathon. Please take a look at the other postings, which cover an amazing range of films. There’s something peculiarly chilling about a villain stalking you in your own house – especially when it’s the person who is supposed to... Read full article


Gaslight (1944)

By Beatrice on Oct 26, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Gaslight Directed by George Cukor Written by John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, and John H. Balderston from the play “Angel Street” by Patrick Hamilton 1944/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #179 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die A gorgeously mounted thriller... Read full article


Gaslight (1944)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 11, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Directed by George Cukor and starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, and Josesph Cotten, with Angela Lansbury, this film begins rather abruptly with a young girl in England who witnessed the aftermath of her aunt’s murder. Then in a whirl wind she has become married to a nice young pianist and they ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Paula Alquist Anton: Yes, that's it.
[throws the knife away]
Paula Alquist Anton: I am mad. I'm always losing things and hiding things and I can never find them, I don't know where I've put them.


Gregory Anton: I don't ask you to understand me. Between us all the time were those jewels, like a fire - a fire in my brain that separated us - those jewels which I wanted all my life. I don't know why... Goodbye, Paula.


Paula Alquist Anton: It isn't here, you must have dreamed you put it there. Are you suggesting that this is a knife I hold in my hand? Have you gone mad, my husband?


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 29, 1946 with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer reprising their film roles.
The sets are deliberately overfilled with bric-a-brac to emphasize Paula's increasing sense of claustrophobia.
New scenes not in the original play were added to this version of "Gaslight", and the names of most of the characters were changed. The character that Joseph Cotten plays in this version was changed from a stout, humorously sardonic elderly man to a young, handsome one in order to serve as a potential love interest for Ingrid Bergman in the film, and in order to appeal more to the audience.
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