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Director:
Writers:
John Van Druten (screen play) &
Walter Reisch (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
May 1944 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Strange drama of a captive sweetheart! See more »
Plot:
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret which he will do anything to protect, even if that means driving his wife insane. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Best Kept Secrets: Gaslight See more (100 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Boyer ... Gregory Anton

Ingrid Bergman ... Paula Alquist

Joseph Cotten ... Brian Cameron

Dame May Whitty ... Miss Thwaites

Angela Lansbury ... Nancy
Barbara Everest ... Elizabeth
Emil Rameau ... Maestro Guardi
Edmund Breon ... General Huddleston
Halliwell Hobbes ... Mr. Muffin
Tom Stevenson ... Williams
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Dalroy
Lawrence Grossmith ... Lord Dalroy
Jakob Gimpel ... Pianist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Adams ... Policeman (uncredited)
John Ardizoni ... Cab Man (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Arnold Bennett ... Footman (uncredited)
Florence Benson ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Arthur Blake ... Butler (uncredited)
Lillian Bronson ... Lady (uncredited)
Leonard Carey ... Guide (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Antonio D'Amore ... Cab Man (uncredited)
Wynne Davis ... Singing Flower Vendor (uncredited)
Frank Eldredge ... Lamplighter (uncredited)
Maude Fealy ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Helen Flint ... Franchette (uncredited)

Gibson Gowland ... Servant (uncredited)

Gary Gray ... Boy in Park with Nanny (uncredited)
Roger Gray ... Stranger (uncredited)
Bobby Hale ... Lamplighter (uncredited)
Joy Harington ... Miss Laura Pritchard (uncredited)
Tom Hughes ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Pat Malone ... Policeman (uncredited)
Al Masiello ... Cab Man (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Wilkins (uncredited)

Terry Moore ... Paula Alquist - Age 14 (uncredited)
Clive Morgan ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Georgie Nokes ... Boy (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Policeman (uncredited)
Simon Olivier ... Boy in Museum (uncredited)
Elsie Prescott ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Joseph Romantini ... Cab Man (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Baggage Clerk (uncredited)
Arthur Stone ... Durkin (uncredited)
Alix Terry ... Girl (uncredited)
Morgan Wallace ... Fred Garrett (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Valet (uncredited)
Eustace Wyatt ... Budge (uncredited)
Phyllis Yuse ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Guy Zanette ... Cab Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
John Van Druten (screen play) &
Walter Reisch (screen play) and
John L. Balderston (screen play)

Patrick Hamilton (based upon the play: "Angel Street" by)

Produced by
Arthur Hornblow Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Irene (costume supervision)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup creator
Irma Kusely .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Eddie Woehler .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Greenwood .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Ferrari .... associate art director
Paul Huldschinsky .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Joe Edmondson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Stradling Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marion Herwood Keyes .... associate costume supervisor (as Marion Herwood)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
William Webb .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jakob Gimpel .... musician: piano solos
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Pietro Cimini .... music technical advisor (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Nat W. Finston .... conductor (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Rosenstein .... vocal coach (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ruth Roberts .... dialogue coach: Ingrid Bergman (uncredited)
David O. Selznick .... special advisor (uncredited)
Charles Walters .... dance director (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David O. Selznick .... acknowledgment: Miss Bergman and Mr. Cotten through courtesy of
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
114 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Netherlands:6 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:TV-PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #9800)

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Trivia:
When this film was produced, MGM attempted to have all prints of the previous version, Gaslight (1940), destroyed. These efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, though the film was rarely seen for the next few decades.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The mark left on the wallpaper by the missing picture is portrait shaped. When Paula Anton finds the picture it is clearly a landscape.See more »
Quotes:
Nancy Oliver:Gonna work on your tunes again tonight, sir? You're always working, aren't you?
Gregory Anton:Yes. What are you doing with your evening out?
Nancy Oliver:Oh, I'm going to a music hall...
[starts to sing 'Up in a balloon']
Gregory Anton:I've never been to an English music hall.
Nancy Oliver:Oh, you don't know what you've missed, sir...
Gregory Anton:And whom are you going to the music hall with?
Nancy Oliver:A gentleman friend, sir.
Gregory Anton:Oh, now you know, Nancy, don't you, that gentlemen friends are sometimes inclined to take liberties with young ladies.
Nancy Oliver:Oh no, sir, not with me. I can take care of myself - when I want to.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Rab C. Nesbitt: Heal (#9.1)" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathetique)See more »

FAQ

What is 'Gaslight' about?
To what does the title "Gaslight" refer?
Were the maids in on Gregory's plan to drive Paula insane?
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Best Kept Secrets: Gaslight, 1 March 2007
Author: philadelphiastorygirl from United States

The first scene establishes the dreary tone of the film. It is nighttime in London and a murder goes unsolved. The magnificent Ingrid Bergman portrays Paula, the niece of the deceased woman. After living ten years trying to forget the past, Paula returns to her house in London at the suggestion of her new husband, Gregory (Charles Boyer). "I've found peace in loving you," Paula says and decides with the help of her husband, she is ready to face the past. Fear is an essential element in the story. It seems the police cannot find a motive for the murder but when a new young assistant comes to Scotland Yard, he sees something that others did not notice or would not pursue. The murderer remains at large and his next potential victim has returned to the very house where the first murder was committed.

The cast's flawless talent makes the film absolutely unforgettable. Charles Boyer is exceedingly ominous as Paula's obsessive husband. As the high-strung wife, Ingrid Bergman gives an outstanding performance. She is startling and brilliant. Brian Cameron, played by Joseph Cotton, makes his appearance later in the film but is wonderful nonetheless. Watch for the emphasis on foreshadowing and the beautiful lighting achieved in Gaslight, as well as the particular attention to the many details that make it spectacular. George Cukor's fantastic direction of this intriguing and suspicious tale will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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