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Gaslight (1944)

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Ten years after her aunt was murdered in their London home, a woman returns from Italy in the 1880s to resume residence with her new husband. His obsessive interest in the home rises from a secret that may require driving his wife insane.


  • Charles Boyer
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Joseph Cotten
  • May Whitty
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Barbara Everest
  • Emil Rameau
  • Edmund Breon
  • Halliwell Hobbes
  • Tom Stevenson

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George Cukor carefully avoids the obvious effects in telling this story of a husband (Charles Boyer) attempting to drive his wife (Ingrid Bergman) insane; instead, this 1944 film is one of the few psychological thrillers that is genuinely psychological, depending on subtle clues—a gesture, an intonation—to thought and character.

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Prepare yourselves rather for a lengthy and restless stretch on tenterhooks.

Metacritic review by Bosley Crowther
Bosley Crowther
The New York Times

Yes, the ending is weak, and there are aspects of the story that don't stand up to scrutiny, but this is the kind of effectively-crafted, well-acted motion picture that rises above its faults to earn its classic appellation.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli