From director George Cukor, GASLIGHT (1944) tells the story of a woman whose husband makes her question her sanity in an attempt to steal from her – and the film’s title has since been culturally adopted as a term to describe the malicious act of making someone question their own reality. The film was celebrated by the AFI as one of the most thrilling American films of all time – and its star, Ingrid Bergman, was included among AFI’s greatest American screen legends. The film also features the screen debut of Angela Lansbury in a performance that earned her an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2015, the AFI Conservatory honored Lansbury with an honorary degree.
AFI Movie Club: GASLIGHT
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