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Gaslight (4-May-1944)

Director: George Cukor

Writers: John Van Druten; Walter Reisch; John L. Balderston

From a play: Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton

Musical Score: Bronislau Kaper

Producer: Arthur Hornblow, Jr.

Keywords: Thriller

A young woman's aunt, an opera singer, is victim of an unsolved murder. Years later, at the suggestion of her new husband, the couple moves into the aunt's old house. After a short time, small things start happening to her -- a misplaced item, forgetfulness, strange noises, unexplained dimming of the gaslights -- in a campaign designed to bring her to insanity. Director George Cukor ventures from his familiar territory into Hitchcockian suspense. Remake of Gaslight (1940), which in the months prior to the release of this film, MGM destroyed as many copies as it could get its hands on.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ingrid Bergman
Actor
29-Aug-1915 29-Aug-1982 Murder on the Orient Express
Charles Boyer
Actor
28-Aug-1899 26-Aug-1978 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Joseph Cotten
Actor
15-May-1905 6-Feb-1994 Jedidiah Leland in Citizen Kane
Halliwell Hobbes
Actor
16-Nov-1877 20-Feb-1962 British-American character actor
Angela Lansbury
Actor
16-Oct-1925   Murder She Wrote
May Whitty
Actor
19-Jun-1865 29-May-1948 Night Must Fall

CAST

Charles Boyer   ...   Gregory Anton
Ingrid Bergman   ...   Paula Alquist
Joseph Cotten   ...   Brian Cameron
With
May Whitty   ...   Miss Thwaites
Angela Lansbury   ...   Nancy
Barbara Everest   ...   Elizabeth
Emil Rameau   ...   Maestro Guardi
Edmund Breon   ...   Gen. Huddleston
Halliwell Hobbes   ...   Mr. Muffin
Tom Stevenson   ...   Williams
Heather Thatcher   ...   Lady Dalroy
Lawrence Grossmith   ...   Lord Dalroy
Jakob Gimpel   ...   Pianist
Notable uncredited roles
Terry Moore   ...   Young Paula Alquist

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