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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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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


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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Quotes from

Paula Alquist Anton: If I were not mad, I could have helped you. Whatever you had done, I could have pitied and protected you. But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart!


Paula Alquist Anton: [holding the brooch] I've found it at last, you see, but it doesn't help you, does it, and I'm trying to help you, aren't I, trying to help you to escape. How can a mad woman help her husband to escape?


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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Facts about

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.
When this film was produced, the studio attempted to have all prints of the previous version, Gaslight destroyed. These efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, though the film was rarely seen for the next few decades.
The original Broadway stage play and source for the screen play was "Angel Street" by Patrick Hamilton which opened at the John Golden Theater on December 5, 1941 and ran for 1295 performances. The original stage cast included Leo G. Carroll, Vincent Price, and Judith Evelyn.
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