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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)
|Best Actor||Charles Boyer||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Ingrid Bergman||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Angela Lansbury||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, William Ferrari; Interior Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Paul Huldsc||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Joseph Ruttenberg||Nominated|
|Best Writing||John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John L. Balderston||Nominated|
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 aunts murder. Then in a whirl wind she has become married to a nice young pianist and they ... Read full article
Mystery and Maternity in GASLIGHT (1944)By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 7, 2014 From Virtual Virago
George Cukor's 1944 version of the Patrick Hamilton play Angel Street is not the first adaptation of the material for film, but Gaslight provides a unique take on the events found in the original text. The screenplay makes a number of important changes, including the identity of the heroine as the m... Read full article
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Brian Cameron: The jewels - and justice. How does it feel, Bauer, to have planned and killed and tortured for something and then to know it's been for nothing?
Gregory Anton: For nothing?
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?
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.
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Angela Lansbury was only 17 when she made this, her film debut. She had been working at Bullocks Department Store in Los Angeles and when she told her boss that she was leaving, he offered to match the pay at her new job. Expecting it to be in the region of her Bullocks salary of the equivalent of $27 a week, he was somewhat taken aback when she told him she would be earning $500 a week.
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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