|Producer(s)||Arthur Hornblow Jr.|
|Top Genres||Drama, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense|
|Top Topics||Based on Play, England, Husband Wife, Psychological Thrillers, Turn of the Century|
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).
Cukor captures the smoky, smoggy feel of Victorian London for this atmospheric mystery. The husband of innocent new bride Bergman may have a dark past, and he may be trying to drive her insane to get his hands on her family's jewels. Lansbury's film debut.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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|
On Blu-ray: Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in Gaslight (1944) and the 1940 Original That Preceded ItBy 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
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? 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
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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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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.
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?
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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.
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.
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