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Gaslight 1940

Gaslight ★★★½ Angel Street 1940

A forgotten British classic that fell victim to the American production of the same title and theme that was filmed only four years later. Set in late Victorian London, Wynyard is the rich innocent married to the calculating Walbrook, who slowly tries driving his bride insane in order to discover some hidden family jewels. She comes under the protection of a Scotland Yard detective (Pettingell) who suspects Walbrook has already murdered once. An outstandingly eerie psychological thriller. Based on the play “Angel Street” by Patrick Hamilton. 88m/C VHS, DVD . GB Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell, Robert Newton, Jimmy Hanley, Minnie Rayner, Mary Hinton, Marie Wright, Jack Barty, Moyna MacGill, Darmora Ballet; D: Thorold Dickinson; W: A.R. Rawlinson, Bridget Boland; C: Bernard Knowles; M: Richard Addinsell.

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