Archive: Gaslight (1944)

Gaslight is a crime-mystery about a woman (Ingrid Bergman) whose husband (Charles Boyer) manipulates her into believing that she is insane. The movie won Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Production Design, and was nominated for 7 others.

Gaslight Controversy

It has been three quarters of a century since Gaslight (Cukor, 1944), filled its first audiences with eerie vibes that have not diminished with passing generations. Having stood the test of time due to intriguing plot, superior acting, and solid movie making, the film Gaslight continues to have a lasting impact on viewers, especially those who can apply its meaning to current events. Patrick Hamilton, a little known British playwright, wrote the original play, “Gas Light (known in the United States as Angel Street),” in 1938 (“Gas Light”, 2017), and unknowingly coined a term that has survived to become, most recently, part of American political jargon.

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