Gaslight 1944

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Gaslight ★★★½ The Murder in Thorton Square 1944

Lavish remake of the 1940 film, based on the Patrick Hamilton play “Angel Street.” A man tries to drive his beautiful wife insane while searching for priceless jewels. Her only clue to his evil acts is the frequent dimming of their gaslights. A suspenseful Victorian era mystery. Lansbury's film debut, as the tarty maid. 114m/B VHS, DVD . Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Angela Lansbury, Terry Moore, May Whitty, Barbara Everest, Emil Rameau, Edmund Breon, Halliwell Hobbes, Tom Stevenson; D: George Cukor; W: John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John Lloyd Balderston; C: Joseph Ruttenberg; M: Bronislau Kaper. Oscars ‘44: Actress (Bergman); Golden Globes ‘45: Actress—Drama (Bergman).