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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On Blu-ray: Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in Gaslight (1944) and the 1940 Original That Preceded It

By KC on Sep 19, 2019 From Classic Movies

The 1944 version of Gaslight is one of the first classic films I saw and I return to it frequently. It is Hollywood filmmaking at its best, where talent, story, and production value are so good that a simple entertainment becomes an artistic triumph. I recently revisited the George Cukor-directed fi... Read full article


Offbeat Blu-ray Review: Gaslight

By Devon Powell on Jul 10, 2019 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Warner Archives Release Date: June 25, 2019 Region: Region Free Length: 01:53:46 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz, 24-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Bitrate: 34.99 Mbps George Cukor?s Gaslight has long drawn comparisons to ce... Read full article


? Meia Luz (1944) / Gaslight (1944)

By L? on Feb 16, 2019 From Critica Retro

? Meia Luz (1944) / Gaslight (1944) Este ? o filme que deu a Ingrid Bergman seu primeiro Oscar de Melhor Atriz. Este ? o primeiro filme feito pela atriz Angela Lansbury. Este ? mais um filme com uma protagonista forte dirigido por George Cukor. E este ? o filme que originou o termo “ga... Read full article


Gaslight (1944, George Cukor)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 5, 2018 From The Stop Button

At the end of Gaslight, when all has seemingly been revealed, there?s only one question left. If Scotland Yard inspector Joseph Cotten isn?t an American in London, why doesn?t anyone notice his lack of accent. It?s a wise choice not to give Cotten an accent?presumably he couldn?t do one?but it also ... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

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.


Nancy Oliver: Gonna work on your tunes again tonight, sir? You're always working, aren't you?
Gregory Anton: Yes. What are you doing with your evening out?
Nancy Oliver: Oh, I'm going to a music hall...
[starts to sing 'Up in a balloon']
Gregory Anton: I've never been to an English music hall.
Nancy Oliver: Oh, you don't know what you've missed, sir...
Gregory Anton: And whom are you going to the music hall with?
Nancy Oliver: A gentleman friend, sir.
Gregory Anton: Oh, now you know, Nancy, don't you, that gentlemen friends are sometimes inclined to take liberties with young ladies.
Nancy Oliver: Oh no, sir, not with me. I can take care of myself - when I want to.
Gregory Anton: You know, Nancy, it strikes me that you're not at all the kind of girl that your mistress should have for a housemaid.
Nancy Oliver: [flirtatiously] No, sir? She's not the only one in the house - is she?


Gregory Anton: I knew from the first moment I saw you that you were dangerous to me.
Brian Cameron: I knew from the first moment I saw you that you were dangerous to her.


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Facts about

Ingrid Bergman spent some time in a mental institution to research her role, studying a woman who had suffered a nervous breakdown.
The aria that Ingrid Bergman is singing when we see her in the first scene of her in the present day is from the Gaetano Donizetti opera "Lucia Di Lammermoor". The opera is famous for its so-called "mad scene", in which the eponymous Lucia goes insane.
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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