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Gaslight

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity.
Title: Gaslight
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features (1944 version only): Reflections on Gaslight, hosted by Pia Lindstrom ; Oscars for movie stars ; theatrical trailer. Includes original 1940 British version (84 min.)
Based on the play "Angel Street" by Patrick Hamilton
American version originally released as a motion picture in 1944 ; British version originally released in 1940
Summary: A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity.
Audience: Not rated
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Patrick - 1904 Mar. 17-1962
Kaper, Bronislaw - 1902-1983
Ruttenberg, Joseph - 1889-1983
Wynyard, Diana - 1906-1964
Walbrook, Anton - 1900-1967
Hobbes, Halliwell - 1877-1962
Everest, Barbara - 1890-1968
Lansbury, Angela - 1925-
Whitty, May - 1865-1948
Cotten, Joseph - 1905-1994
Bergman, Ingrid - 1915-1982
Boyer, Charles - 1899-1978
Cukor, George Dewey - 1899-
Balderston, John L. - 1889-1954 - (John Lloyd),
Boland, Bridget
Rawlinson, A. R.
Corfield, John - 1893-1953
Reisch, Walter
Van Druten, John - 1901-1957
Hornblow, Arthur - 1893-1976
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790745690
Branch Call Number: GASLIGHT
Statement of Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; producer, Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; writers, John Van Druten and Walter Reisch and John L. Balderston ; director, George Cukor. British (1940) version: British National Films, Ltd. ; producer, John Corfield ; writers, A.R. Rawlinson and Bridget Boland ; director, Thorold Dickinson
Credits: Cinematographer, Joseph Ruttenberg ; art director, Cedric Gibbons ; editor, Ralph E. Winters ; music, Bronislau Kaper ; costume designer, Irene ; special effects, Warren Newcombe. British version: cinematographer, Bernard Knowles ; editor, Sidney Cole ; music, Richard Addinsell.
Performers: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Everest, Emil Rameau, Edmund Breon, Halliwell Hobbes. British version: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard.
System Details: DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Other Language: English dialogue with optional French soundtrack, and with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Headings: Detective and mystery films Feature films Marital violence Drama Husband and wife Drama Gas light fixtures Drama
Topical Term: Detective and mystery films
Feature films
Marital violence
Husband and wife
Gas light fixtures
Publisher No: 65148
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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding 1944 classic thriller. Great suspense (even though a bit predictable). The casting was perfect. Charles Boyer made me despise him as the nasty control freak husband Gregory, and Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman was absolutely extraordinary as poor Paula, his wife, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. (I didn't even realize until after the movie that 17 year old Angela Lansbury played the role of Nancy the trouble making chambermaid.) Terrific film. FIVE STARS.

Sep 11, 2009
  • KarenW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my all time favorites, this portrayal of evil machinations of a husband to drive his young wife crazy is superb. And the one to really watch is the fabulous Ingrid Bergman who is ever so quietly going mad until she explodes one fateful evening. Oh, come on, cut his throat! No one would blame you! (I also have to mention the delicious performance of salacious Angela Lansbury who steals every scene.)

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gregory Anton: "Paula, we shall have visitors - AND SHORTLY." Paula Alquist: "A doctor?" Gregory Anton: "Two. I believe the required number is TWO."

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