Gaslight (1944)

Gaslight (1944)

Charles Boyer
Director: George Cukor Cast: Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
, Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
, Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
George Cukor


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Ingrid Bergman won her first of three Oscars for this suspense thriller, crafted with surprising tautness by normally genteel "women's picture" director George Cukor. Bergman stars as Paula Alquist, a late 19th century English singer studying music in Italy. However, Paula abandons her studies because she's fallen in love with dapper, handsome Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer). The couple marries and returns to the U.K. and a home inherited by Paula from her aunt, herself a famous singer, who was mysteriously murdered in the house ten years before. Once they have moved in, Gregory, who is in reality a jewel thief and the murderer of Paula's aunt, launches a campaign of terror designed to drive his new bride insane. Though Paula is certain that she sees the house's gaslights dim every evening and that there are strange noises coming from the attic, Gregory convinces Paula that she's imagining things. Gregory's efforts to make Paula unstable are aided by an impertinent maid, Nancy (teenager Angela Lansbury in her feature film debut). Meanwhile, a Scotland Yard inspector, Brian Cameron (Joseph Cotton), becomes suspicious of Gregory and sympathetic to Paula's plight.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2011
UPC: 0883316380352
Original Release: 1944
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 286

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Boyer Gregory Anton
Ingrid Bergman Paula Alquist
Joseph Cotten Brian Cameron
May Whitty Miss Thwaites
Angela Lansbury Nancy Oliver
Barbara Everest Elizabeth Tompkins
Terry Moore Paula, age 14
Emil Rameau Maestro Guardi
Edmund Breon Gen. Huddleston
Halliwell Hobbes Mr. Mufflin
Tom Stevenson Williams
Heather Thatcher Lady Dalroy
Lawrence Grossmith Lord Dalroy
Jacob Gimpel Pianist
Bobby Hale Lamplighter
Joy Harrington Miss Pritchard
Harry Adams Policeman
Wilson Benge Bit part
Arnold Bennett Footman
Leila Bennett Edna Hooper
Arthur Blake Butler
Lillian Bronson Lady
Leonard Carey Guide
Alec Craig Turnkey
Maude Fealy Bit part
Al Ferguson Bit part
Helen Flint Franchette
Gibson Gowland Servant
Si Jenks Uncle Billy
Pat Malone Policeman
Edwin Maxwell Vickery
Charles McNaughton Wilkins
Clive Morgan Bit part
Elsa Prescott Bit part
Arthur Stone Durkin
Morgan Wallace Fred Garrett
Eric Wilton Valet
Eustace Wyatt Budge
Guy Zanette Bit part
George Nokes Bit part
Sid Saylor Baggage Clerk

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
John L. Balderston Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
William Ferrari Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Jack Greenwood Asst. Director
Arthur Hornblow Producer
Paul Huldschinsky Set Decoration/Design
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Marion Herwood Keyes Costumes/Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Walter Reisch Screenwriter
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
John Van Druten Screenwriter
Arthur Williams Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Ralph Winters Editor

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