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Gaslight (1940)
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Call no.:
DVD 011 562
Title:
Gaslight
Alternate titles:
Murder in Thornton Square
Originally produced:
1940
Format:
DVD
Summary:
A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity.
Credits:
screen play by John Van Druten, Walter Reisch and John L. Balderston ; a picture ; directed by George Cukor ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. British (1940) version: [presented by] British National Films, Ltd. ; screenplay by A.R. Rawlinson and Bridget Boland ; produced by John Corfield ; directed by Thorold Dickinson.
Publication:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video [distributor], c2004.
Languages:
English dialogue with optional French soundtrack and optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Details:
1 DVD (113 min., 84 min.) : sound, black & white, double silented
Country of production:
England
United States
Studio(s):
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
British National Films, Ltd
Director(s):
Cukor, George
Dickinson, Thorold
Screenwriter(s):
Van Druten, John
Reisch, Walter
Balderston, John L
Rawlinson, A. R
Boland, Bridget
Producer(s):
Hornblow, Arthur
Corfield, John
Cast:
Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Everest, Emil Rameau, Edmund Breon, Halliwell Hobbes. British version: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard.
Production:
Cinematographer, Joseph Ruttenberg ; art director, Cedric Gibbons ; editor, Ralph E. Winters ; music, Bronislau Kaper ; costume designer, Irene ; special effects, Warren Newcombe. British version: cinematographer, Bernard Knowles ; editor, Sidney Cole ; music, Richard Addinsell.
Notes:
American version originally released as a motion picture in 1944 ; British version originally released in 1940.
Based on the play "Angel Street" by Patrick Hamilton.
Special features (1944 version only): Reflections on Gaslight, hosted by Pia Lindstrom ; Oscars for movie stars ; theatrical trailer.
Subjects:
Hamilton, Patrick, 1904 Mar. 17-1962 Film adaptations.
Gas light fixtures Drama.
Husband and wife Drama.
Wife abuse Drama.
Motion pictures, British.
Motion pictures, American.
Genre:
Detective and mystery films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, British.
Film adaptations.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Detective and mystery films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Film adaptations
Genre: Motion pictures, British
Year: 1940s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: French
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Gaslight
Director: Cukor, George
Director: Dickinson, Thorold
Actor: Bergman, Ingrid
Actor: Boyer, Charles
Actor: Cotten, Joseph
Actor: Everest, Barbara
Musical score composer: Kaper, Bronislaw
Production studio: British National Films, Ltd
Production studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Country of production: England
Country of production: United States
Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action