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Tense and atmospheric study of madness
on 27 September 2017
So good that Hollywood tried to eradicate it when it was remade four years later. Thank goodness that director Thorold Dickinson managed to keep a print intact and this superb film lives on. Dickinson had a particular flair for unsettling, gothic inspired studies of madness. In Gaslight, an outwardly loving and caring husband (Anton Walbrook, visually stunning and artistically magnificent) is slowly, subtly trying to drive his wife (Diana Wynyard) insane. Is he who he says he is, why is he intent on destroying his wife's mind, and which of them is truly insane at the end? Gaslight is wonderfully atmospheric and keeps the suspense taut until the final scene. Unmissable for any fan of vintage cinema.