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ChrisReynolds

Boyer does a wonderful job of making you hate him: he's truly one of the slimiest and most unpleasant of film noir villains. Brilliant performances and beautiful art direction and costumes, even if aspects of the plot stretch credulity.

Maybe this and the even better Double Indemnity split the Best Picture vote at the Oscars that year to allow Going my Way to win.
7 years ago
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johnnyg

Definitely did a double take when I realized Angela Lansbury was playing the trollop.
9 years 6 months ago
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onuryz

It's shame that this marvellous flick dropped from Horror List!
9 years 6 months ago
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seithscott

Great movie wonderful performance from Boyer and Bergman. The best of the two but not by much.
9 years 11 months ago
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This was truly a masterpiece. I was very pleasantly suprised.
The acting from both Boyer and Bergman was incredible.

A very well thought out film, that keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end.
At no point does it feel stretched out, and it's very well built up.

Wonderful film
5 months 1 week ago
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Siskoid

Gaslight is about a woman (Ingrid Bergman) whose aunt was murdered when she was a child and who is now being driven insane by her husband (Charles Boyer) for reasons all his own, but that are obviously connected to that aunt. With a young Angela Lansbury as the trollopy, back-talking maid, May Whitty as the nosy but well-meaning neighbor, and Joseph Cotten as a possible white knight, there really isn't a wrong-footed bit of acting in the piece, but Boyer is particularly slimy, a textbook, abusive, manipulator of women (even if it's Bergman who took home the Oscar that year). The title evokes Victorian London and everything Gothic about the place - the fog, Ripperology - and we get that (in some ways, it borrows from Jane Eyre), but the gaslight is also a crucial clue that's part of Bergman's descent into madness, and the eventual resolution. Much better than its UK title, "Murder in Thornton Square", I hope you agree.
4 years 1 month ago
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johnnyg

Can't believe this got relegated to the Warner Archive
10 years ago
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mathiasa

far superior to the 1940 version, despite walbrook's absence.
7 years 11 months ago
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sonic death

jezivo
5 years 12 months ago
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si_reid

this has no place in the top film noir list
5 years 8 months ago
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