Wednesday, April 5, 2017


A fraught music student (Ingrid Bergman), still distraught at the murder by strangulation of her famed and beautiful concert hall singing aunt, takes up with her charming and unsavory conservatory instructor (Charles Boyer) as the couple moves back into the murder house where he deftly and gradually makes her believe she is going insane. George Cukor’s Gaslight is timeworn and rife for parody, though still retaining many superb qualities including splendid sets and crisp cinematography. Bergman is beautiful and confused as ever, Boyer is amusing as a manipulative worm, and Angela Lansbury stands out as a cockney maid in her first ever screen appearance.
*** out of ****