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DVD Features:

  • Original 1940 British Version and 1944 Version
  • Commentary
  • 1944 Academy Award Newsreel
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1944
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
    • Mono - French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1944 - Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman
Academy Awards 1944 - Best Interior Decoration (b&w)

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 02/06/2004
"[A] stylishly glossy psychological thriller."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/13/2004
"It's canny, gothic fun, helped along by Lansbury..."
Total Film - 04/01/2004
"Director George Cukor conjures up an oppressive atmosphere, both leads impress and a 19-year-old Angela Landsbury is suitably vile..."
Premiere - 06/01/2004
"[A] remarkable film....Bergman is simply stunning..."

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Lights flicker and dim. Footsteps sound from a sealed-off attic. Mysterious events only vulnerable young Paula sees and hears make her fear she's losing her mind - exactly what treacherous spouse Gregory hopes. Directed by George Cukor, Gaslight shines as a superb exercise in suspense. Ingrid Bergman won her first Academy Award as Paula, doubting her sanity while clinging to it. Fellow Oscar nominee Charles Boyer skillfully plays against type as smoothly evil Gregory. Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty and then 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her movie debut (also capturing an Oscar nomination) help make vivid a Victorian era realized in a production design that earned a Best Interior Decoration Academy Award.

Product Description:

Director George Cukor draws magnificent performances from his stars in this powerfully guided study in obsession. GASLIGHT is a suspenseful, atmospheric mystery that perfectly captures the smoky, smoggy feel of Victorian London. Ingrid Bergman won an Academy Award for her role as a wealthy socialite who marries a witty and charming sociopath; Oscar-nominated Charles Boyer is equally spellbinding in his role as her monstrous husband. When famous opera star Alice Alquist is murdered, Gregory Anton (Boyer), who hopes to steal the rare jewels the star has hidden, manages to court and marry the singer's niece, beautiful but naive Paula (Ingrid Bergman). His plan is to slowly drive his young wife insane so he can have free reign of the house that hides the precious jewels; however, a Scotland Yard detective takes a close interest in the couple. Under Cukor's tutelage, Angela Lansbury (of television's MURDER, SHE WROTE) made her debut as a flirtatious maid in a role that jump-started her career and landed her an Academy Award nomination at the tender age of 18. GASLIGHT is a classic, compelling film that is masterfully acted and directed.

Plot Synopsis:

Director George Cukor expertly captures the feel of brooding, foggy Victorian London in this atmospheric mystery. Innocent new bride Ingrid Bergman's husband, Charles Boyer, may have a dark past, and he may be trying to drive her insane to get his hands on her family's hidden wealth. The film features Angela Lansbury's (television's MURDER, SHE WROTE) cinematic debut; Bergman won an Oscar for her performance.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 11, 1944.
  • GASLIGHT is based on Patrick Hamilton's play; it was first made into a film in 1940. That version, produced in Britain and released under the title ANGEL STREET in the United States, starred Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard and Frank Pettingell. Thorold Dickinson directed.
  • MGM bought the rights to ANGEL STREET and withdrew it from circulation.
  • Producer David O. Selznick loaned Ingrid Bergman to MGM for the picture.
  • GASLIGHT was the film debut for actress Angela Lansbury of television's MURDER, SHE WROTE.

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