Gaslight (movie)

1944 film by George Cukor

Gaslight is a 1944 American crime drama mystery thriller movie. It was based on the play Gas Light. The movie is about a man trying to steal jewels that belong to his wife. He tries to make his wife insane so that she will not interfere. Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman play the man and the wife. Angela Lansbury plays their maid, Nancy.

This movie was released on May 4, 1944. The movie won two Academy Awards and was nominated for five others.[1]

The term gaslighting comes from the title of the movie.[2]


  1. "16th Annual Academy Awards - Winners and Nominees". Academy Awards. Retrieved August 4, 2023.
  2. ""Why 'Gaslight' Hasn't Lost Its Glow"". The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2023.