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In the role for which she won the first of her three Academy Awards, Ingrid Bergman stars in this classic thriller as a devoted bride whose groom is trying to make her insane as part of his plot to murder her. Late 19th century Victorian England. Young Paula Alquist (Bergman--Casablanca, Indiscreet) has given up a promising singing career to marry Gregory Anton. Deeply in love, she refuses to believe--then cannot convince anyone else--that her new husband is a thief who murdered her aunt, that everyone in her household is plotting to kill her...and that something evil will happen every time she sees a dimming of the Gaslight.
© 1944 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Brilliant '40s classic of mind-game suspense.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Gaslight is a classic suspense movie from 1944 in which Ingrid Bergman plays a woman who is being slowly driven insane by her manipulative husband. There are some very suspenseful scenes, but no violence or gore. Cigarette smoking occurs. There's some mild sexual innuendo concerning the social life of the maid (played by Angela Lansbury) and her relationship with the neighborhood police constable. The plot of the movie (based on a play) and the title led to the creation of the term "gaslighting," a word that has come into common usage, especially since 2016, in terms of politics and manipulation.
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- Genre:Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:May 11, 1944
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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