Gaslight (1944 film)

Gaslight is an American 1944 mysterythriller film adapted from Patrick Hamiltons 1938 play Gas Light about a woman whose husband slowly manipulates her into believing that shes going insane. It was the second version to be filmed, following the British film Gaslight, directed by Thorold Dickinson and released in 1940. This 1944 version was directed by George Cukor and starred Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and 18yearold Angela Lansbury in her screen debut. It had a larger scale and budget than the earlier film, and lends a different feel to the material. To avoid confusion with the first film, this version was in the UK originally given the title The Murder in Thornton Square.

Paula is sent to Italy so that she can train to be an opera star with the same teacher who once trained Alice. She studies with him for years, all the while trying to forget that terrible night at NumberThornton Square in London.Now an adult, Paula Ingrid Bergman meets Gregory Anton Charles Boyer and soon falls in love with him. She eventually ends her long tutelage to marry him. He persuades her that they should live in the longvacant London townhouse her aunt bequeathed her and, to help calm her anxieties, suggests they store all of Alices furnishings in the attic. Before they do, Paula discovers a letter addressed to her aunt by a man named Sergis Bauer, dated only two days before the murder, tucked away in a music book. Gregorys reaction is swift and violent, but he quickly composes himself, explaining his outburst as one of frustration at the bad memories his bride is experiencing. ........

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