History Film / Gaslight

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.
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).
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