Musée d'Orsay: Gaslight


Thorold Dickinson
1940. English, Fr subtitles
88 mins

Bella and her husband move into the house of her aunt, who had been murdered in mysterious circumstances fifteen years earlier. Soon Bella falls prey to strange hallucinations.

This film had an unusual fate. After the remake by George Cukor in 1944, MGM decided to buy back all the copies of this version in order to destroy them. Fortunately, some copies were secretly preserved.

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