History Film / Gaslight

7th Apr '18 3:31:34 PM fearlessnikki
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** It's established early on that Elizabeth the maid is a bit deaf. As such she can't hear the noises of Gregory moving around in the attic.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Paula and Gregory are kissing after he's surprised her with a date to the theatre, his hands are briefly around her neck. Then you remember that her aunt Alice was ''strangled''.



* TheHecateSisters: The three supporting female characters. There's Nancy (maiden), Elizabeth (matron) and Miss Thwaites (crone).



* MacGuffin: The jewels.

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* LettingHerHairDown: Done the other way around. Paula has her hair down at the beginning of the film, but wears it up as Gregory drives her mad.
* MacGuffin: The jewels.Aunt Alice's jewels - the reason she was murdered.



* NightmareFetishist: Miss Thwaites is a great lover of murder mysteries - nicknamed 'Bloody Bessie' by her friends. She's positively giddy that she lives on the same street a murder was committed.



* RedHerring: It's sometimes implied that Nancy could be in on Gregory's plan, but she turns out to be innocent.



* VictorianLondon

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* VictorianLondonVictorianLondon: The film takes place mostly in London (though it does begin in Italy).
16th Oct '17 9:22:18 PM toongrrl1990
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* DomesticAbuse: One of the most iconic examples in fiction, as Gregory bullies and manipulates Paula to the point of madness.

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* DomesticAbuse: One of the most iconic examples in fiction, as Gregory bullies bullies, isolates, and manipulates Paula to the point of madness.
5th Oct '17 11:30:20 AM jamespolk
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She plays Paula, a young girl who lived with her aunt, a famous opera singer. One day, the aunt is suddenly murdered and robbed by the mysterious Sergius Bauer, leaving Paula alone. After studying abroad for the ten years since the incident, she returns to England with a new husband, Gregory (Charles Boyer). But shortly afterwards, Gregory suddenly starts going out of his way to MindRape Paula.

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She plays Paula, a young girl who lived with her aunt, a famous opera singer. One day, the aunt is suddenly murdered and robbed by the mysterious Sergius Bauer, leaving Paula alone. After studying abroad for the ten years since the incident, she returns to England with a new husband, Gregory (Charles Boyer).(Creator/CharlesBoyer). But shortly afterwards, Gregory suddenly starts going out of his way to MindRape Paula.
14th Apr '17 6:08:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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Can Paula find out the reason for her husband's cruelty? Can a sympathetic UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard officer (Joseph Cotten) save the day?

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Can Paula find out the reason for her husband's cruelty? Can a sympathetic UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard officer (Joseph Cotten) (Creator/JosephCotten) save the day?
16th Dec '16 2:08:52 PM eroock
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->If I were not mad, I could have helped you. Whatever you had done, I could have pitied and protected you. But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart!
--> --'''Paula Alquist''' denouncing her husband.

Based on a 1938 play by Patrick Hamilton, '''''Gaslight''''' is a 1944 psychological-thriller directed by Creator/GeorgeCukor and staring Creator/IngridBergman in her first Oscar-winning performance.

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->If ->''"If I were not mad, I could have helped you. Whatever you had done, I could have pitied and protected you. But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart!
--> --'''Paula
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-->-- '''Paula
Alquist''' denouncing her husband.

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Based on a 1938 play by Patrick Hamilton, '''''Gaslight''''' ''Gaslight'' is a 1944 psychological-thriller directed by Creator/GeorgeCukor and staring Creator/IngridBergman in her first Oscar-winning performance.
30th Aug '16 2:57:24 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* MarketBasedTitle: Averted; the play and first film adaptation were titled "Angel Street" in the U.S., but this version was released under the original title.
30th Aug '16 1:01:50 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* DecompositeCharacter: The detective from the original play is split into two characters, Brian and Bessie.

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* DecompositeCharacter: The detective from the original play is split into two characters, Brian and Bessie.Ms. Thwaites.
30th Aug '16 1:00:27 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* DecompositeCharacter: The detective from the original play is split into two characters, Brian and Bessie.
20th May '16 12:44:21 PM jamespolk
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Based on a 1938 play by Patrick Hamilton, '''''Gaslight''''' is a 1944 psychological-thriller directed by George Cukor and staring Creator/IngridBergman in her first Oscar-winning performance.

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Based on a 1938 play by Patrick Hamilton, '''''Gaslight''''' is a 1944 psychological-thriller directed by George Cukor Creator/GeorgeCukor and staring Creator/IngridBergman in her first Oscar-winning performance.
30th Aug '15 7:20:46 PM johnsmithxxi
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She plays Paula, a young woman who lived with her aunt, a famous opera singer. One day, the aunt is suddenly murdered and robbed by the mysterious Sergius Bauer, leaving Paula alone. After studying abroad for the ten years since the incident, she returns to England with a new husband, Gregory (Charles Boyer). But shortly afterwards, Gregory suddenly starts going out of his way to MindRape Paula.

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She plays Paula, a young woman girl who lived with her aunt, a famous opera singer. One day, the aunt is suddenly murdered and robbed by the mysterious Sergius Bauer, leaving Paula alone. After studying abroad for the ten years since the incident, she returns to England with a new husband, Gregory (Charles Boyer). But shortly afterwards, Gregory suddenly starts going out of his way to MindRape Paula.
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