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Directed by George Cukor • 1944 • United States
Starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten
Ingrid Bergman won her first of three Academy Awards for her portrayal of an opera singer being driven systematically insane by her seemingly caring husband (Charles Boyer) in this spellbinding Victorian-set noir. Lent a surplus of shivery gothic atmosphere by director George Cukor, GASLIGHT is one of the most creepily effective and influential psychological thrillers of all time, serving as a template for a host of mind-game mysteries that have rarely matched its unsettling ambiguity and air of moody menace. Joseph Cotten costars alongside Angela Lansbury, making her scene-stealing debut as a tart-tongued maid.