Gaslight (1940 film)

Published on Aug 15, 2016

This upload, is a part of my blog post on “Gaslighting” https://dicenomore.wordpress.com/2016… -Dice

Gaslight – (The Murder in Thornton Square) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031359/?…

Adapted from Patrick Hamilton’s (1938) play – Gas Light. About a woman whose husband slowly manipulates her into believing that she is going insane.

Gaslight is a (1940) British film directed by Thorold Dickinson which stars Anton Walbrook and Diana Wynyard, and features Frank Pettingell. The film adheres more closely to the original play upon which it is based – Patrick Hamilton’s Gas Light (1938) – than the better-known (1944) MGM adaptation. The play had been shown on Broadway as Angel Street, so when the film was released in the United States it was given the same name.

The (1944) version was directed by George Cukor and starred Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her screen debut. Gaslight 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 originally given the title The Murder in Thornton Square in the UK.

 

 

 

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