Gaslight (DVD)

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Gaslight (DVD)

Director George Cukor draws magnificent performances from his stars in this powerfully guided study in obsession. GASLIGHT is a suspenseful, atmospher...

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published 08/03/2007 | eurekasgreg
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Pro This is a classic thriller film.
Cons The age of the film means it is in Black and white.
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This is a classic film that I watched again last weekend the first time in many years. The film moves form Italy to Victorian London and tells the story of lost jewels, an old murder case and the haunting pschological abuse.

Ingrid Bergman (Paula Alquist Anton) truly deserved her Oscar for this film. Charles Boyer plays the role of Anton the devious husband seeking destroy his wife. Joesph Cotton plays the role of the Scotland Yard detective, a little unconvincingly with his american accent. Angela Landsbury plays a cheeky and very Cockney Maid, in an outstanding performance.

As the story weaves itself to a climax you are left wondering to the very end what will become of the beautyful Bergman.

Despite its 62 years of age this is truly a fabulous classic and absolutely a must see.

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  • 1st2thebar published 11/04/2017
    'SH.'
  • M.Newcastle published 02/09/2009
    I love this film, it's so eerie
  • Soho_Black published 27/01/2009
    Re-rated based on Ciao's insistence that such reviews are no longer considered "Off Topic"
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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. GASLIGHT is a classic, compelling film that is masterfully acted and directed.

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