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Gaslight

Released 1944
Distributor MGM

This enduring model for the cads-driving-women-crazy genre is a classy Hollywood remake of the 1940 British version of Patrick Hamilton’s “Angel Street”, which was buried for decades by MGM. Ingrid Bergman is the unfortunate victim of oily hubby Charles Boyer’s homicidal scheming, and won an Oscar for her justifiably paranoid ravings.

About George Hickenlooper

Writer-director George Hickenlooper‘s feature film credits include Factory Girl, about Andy Warhol and his muse, Edie Sedgwick; the internationally acclaimed documentary, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, the psycho-sexual drama The Man from Elysian FieldsThe Big Brass Ring, a political thriller adapted from an Orson Welles screenplay, and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse for which George received a directing Emmy.  His interest in movies and filmmaking began in childhood – stemming in part from his Great Uncle’s (conductor Leopold Stokowski) involvement with Disney’s Fantasia. On October 30, 2010, George died suddenly in Colorado while prepping for the Denver Film Fest premiere of his last film, Casino Jack. All of us connected to this site will always treasure our relationship with George, a true cinema buff who revered film history enough to join us here at Trailers from Hell.