History Film / Gaslight

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.
28th Aug '15 1:57:31 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* TapOnTheHead: How Gregory is ultimately subdued in the 1940 version.
21st Feb '15 4:57:49 AM Timurlame
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* FrenchJerk: In the 1944 film, the villainous Gregory is played by Charles Boyer, who uses his natural accent. Possibly subverted, as Gregory's real name is Sergis Bauer, and is apparently from Prague, so it could be an affectation.
21st Feb '15 4:49:56 AM Timurlame
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* MoodSwinger: Gregory can go from barely contained fury to cooing affection in an instant. It's probably deliberate, to keep Paula off-balance, but Gregory doesn't really seem like Mister Stability himself.
8th Dec '14 6:59:22 AM Patachou
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* AFoggyDayInLondonTown: The film uses this as OminousFog to establish mood, like when Paula is being led away from the house after her aunt has been murdered, or later, when her evil husband Gregory is skulking through the streets and alleyways.
31st Aug '14 9:32:18 PM harveytwh
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* TheRemake: This was the second film adaptation of the play; the first was a British film made in 1940. MGM ''tried to buy and burn up all the negatives'' of the 1940 version in order to avoid any competition with its film. They failed, and the earlier version survives today.

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* TheRemake: This was the second film adaptation of the play; the first was a British film made in 1940. MGM ''tried to buy and burn up all the negatives'' of the 1940 version in order to avoid any competition with its film. They failed, and the earlier version survives today.today (it even wound up as an extra on the DVD).
19th Aug '14 5:10:07 PM eroock
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Gregory.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Gregory.BitchInSheepsClothing / DevilInPlainSight: Gregory. Paula is a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter to not notice it.
15th Aug '14 3:57:00 PM eroock
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* BoundAndGagged: Gregory, after Brian and the constable overpowered him.

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* BoundAndGagged: Gregory, after Brian and the constable overpowered overpower him.



* MrExposition: The neighbor being a HauntedHouseHistorian and the police captain leaving InfoDumps about the missing jewels.

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* MrExposition: The neighbor being a HauntedHouseHistorian and the police captain leaving InfoDumps dropping {{Info Dump}}s about the missing jewels.



* ParentalAbandonment: Because Paula's mother suffered DeathByChildbirth and her [[Disappeared Dad father was absent too]], she grew up with her aunt, the famous singer Alice Alquist.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Because Paula's mother suffered DeathByChildbirth and she never met her [[Disappeared Dad father was absent too]], DisappearedDad, so she grew up with her aunt, the famous singer Alice Alquist.
15th Aug '14 3:51:34 PM eroock
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* BoundAndGagged: Gregory, after Brian and the constable overpowered him.



* DeathByChildbirth: Paula's mother dies when she was born, though Gregory later twisted the story to serve his agenda.
* TheDogBitesBack: Paula confrontrin Gregory when he is

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* DeathByChildbirth: Paula's mother dies died when she was born, though Gregory later twisted twists the story to serve his agenda.
* TheDogBitesBack: Paula confrontrin charging Gregory when he latter is BoundAndGagged.



* DrosteImage: Gregory holding Alice Alquist's costume in front of a painting of Alice Alquist wearing said costume.
* FourthDateMarriage: Invoked by Gregory to push his agenda. He started talking of marriage already after two weeks of knowing Paula. And they indeed married soon after.

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* DrosteImage: Gregory holding Alice Alquist's costume in front of a painting of Alice Alquist the singer wearing said costume.
* FourthDateMarriage: Invoked by Gregory to push his agenda. He started starts talking of about marriage already after two weeks of knowing Paula. And they indeed married soon after.Paula.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Paula is the manipulated victim carrying the IdiotBall.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Paula is the a manipulated victim victim, carrying the IdiotBall.IdiotBall of taking Gregory for a well-meaning husband.



* MrExposition: The neighbor being a HauntedHouseHistorian and the police captain who dumps info about the missing jewels.

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* MrExposition: The neighbor being a HauntedHouseHistorian and the police captain who dumps info leaving InfoDumps about the missing jewels.



hearing boives
15th Aug '14 3:36:35 PM eroock
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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'***' '''''Gaslight''''' is a 1944 psychological-thriller directed by George Cukor and staring Creator/IngridBergman in her first Oscar-winning performance.
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