Gaslight (1940)

The 1940 British production of Gaslight was the first of two cinematic adaptations of Patrick Hamilton's play. Oozing faux continental charm, Anton Walbrook inveigles his way into the confidence of the young mistress (Diana Wynyard) of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 25, 1940
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2007
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Emanuel Levy

The first, British version of Patrick Hamilton's popular play, is extremely well acted by Diana Wynyard and Anton Walbrook, but Cukor's MGM version, with Osar-winning Ingrid Bergman, is superior.

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Nick Davis
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So much goes right in this film version, all without sparking a corresponding bump in my enthusiasm, that it's all the more obvious that I find some foundations of this text perennially problematic.

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John J. Puccio
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The husband is played by Anton Walbrook, who is far more sinister and emotionless than Charles Boyer would be in the later version.

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Kevin M. Williams
A townhouse in 19th Century London with a past: there was a woman murdered there years ago and the murderer never caught. The new couple there should be happy,… More
Drew Smith
Nothing special. Fucking Netflix sent this version to me instead of the Ingrid Bergman version. It makes for a marginally compelling tale of deception and… More
jay nixon
Not bad version of classic story but missing the mystique and chemistry of the Ingrid Bergman/Charles Boyer take of the same story. Part of the problem is that… More
Randy Tippy
Anton Walbrook seems far more sinister than Charles Boyer did in the later Hollywood release. Thank goodness this version survived in spite of MGM's… More
Jonathan Hutchings
MGM famously tried to destroy this film's negatives so it wouldn't compete with its own 1944 remake starring Charles Boyer and Angela Lansbury. Good… More
David Sayers
An interesting British thriller that isn't great but does possess one great performance from Walbrook as the evil husband. I'd already seen a stage… More