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Gaslight - A Movie About Ambient Abuse in Marriage
Gaslighting means: Intentional Crazy-Making and Emotional Brainwashing
The movie Gaslight is a suspenseful classic film made in 1944. Starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and Angela Lansbury, the film won 2 Oscars, including Best Actress in a Leading Role. Other Oscar nominations included Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Writing for a Screenplay. This is certainly a film not to miss!
The plot: Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret which he will do anything to protect, even if that means driving his wife insane.
See the movie to find out how the term "gaslighting" came into use in describing psychological abuse.
Gaslight Movie Trailer
Gaslight Movie Quote
"I am mad. I'm always losing things and hiding things and I can never find them,
I don't know where I've put them."
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Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury
Directed by: George Cukor
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes
Release year: 1944
Studio: Warner Bros.
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Academy Award-winning psychological thriller!
Stars Oscar-winner Ingrid Bergman ("Casablanca," "Anastasia") as a newlywed unaware that her seemingly charming husband, Charles Boyer ("Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"), is a crazed murderer. After they move into her family's Victorian mansion, he schemes to drive her insane while he searches for a hidden cache of rubies. Chilling and suspenseful, it was nominated for Best Picture and Script. Bergman earned a well-deserved Oscar for her performance as the vulnerable heroine. Boyer and teenage Angela Lansbury (TV's "Murder, She Wrote," "National Velvet") each received nominations. Directed by the great Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady," "The Philadelphia Story"). With Joseph Cotton ("Citizen Kane," "The Magnificent Ambersons") and Oscar-nominee Dame May Whitty ("Mrs. Miniver").
Listen to a song from the movie: Chopin Ballade No.1 Op.23 - (Horowitz)
Ingrid Bergman spent some time in a mental institution to research her role, studying a woman who had suffered a nervous breakdown.
Gaslight was 17 year-old Angela Lansbury's first film role.
Cast and Crew
Directed by George Cukor
John Van Druten (screenplay) &
Walter Reisch (screen play) and
John L. Balderston (screen play)
Patrick Hamilton (based upon the play by)
Cast (in credits order)
Charles Boyer ... Gregory Anton
Ingrid Bergman ... Paula Alquist
Joseph Cotten ... Brian Cameron
Dame May Whitty ... Miss Thwaites
Angela Lansbury ... Nancy
Barbara Everest ... Elizabeth
Emil Rameau ... Maestro Guardi
Edmund Breon ... General Huddleston
Halliwell Hobbes ... Mr. Muffin
Tom Stevenson ... Williams
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Dalroy
Lawrence Grossmith ... Lord Dalroy
Jakob Gimpel ... Pianist
The book from which
Ingrid Bergman reads aloud is
"Villette" by Charlotte BrontÃ«.
Music from the Movie
"Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23"
Music by FrÃ©dÃ©ric Chopin
"Die Fledermaus: Waltz"
Music by Johann StrauÃ
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
"Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathetique)"
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
The Original Play
Also available used!
IMDb lists these words as keywords for this movie:
Orchestral Music Score
Husband Wife Relationship
One Word Title
Woman In Jeopardy
Driving Someone Mad
Fear Of One's Husband
Tower Of London
Loss Of Aunt
Based On Play
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