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Watch it! Enhanced by black and white filming, mostly night time, snowy outdoors, Lucas' performance, Brent's appealing speaking voice and good mini performances by Decker and others. Hedy Lamarr is very, very beautiful and in a role made for her.
As good as Gaslight any day.Lucas better than Boyer as the demented hubby.Brent could've been better as the hero,but doubt Grant would've been an improvement.Love to see again soon!
- kevin sellers
Jacques Tourneur poaches on Ophuls territory (a late 19th century Vienna of the mind) and the results are about as expected from this decent, uninspired director; a decent, uninspired film. Paul Lukas and Olive Blakeney are good as psychologically messed up siblings and the movie starts off well with a clearly frightened Blakeney encountering George Brent's psychiatrist on a train. But as soon as Hedy Lamarr enters the picture her absolute lack of acting ability is a millstone around this film's neck which can never be completely shaken. Give it a C plus. P.S. Can't decide if George Brent was a poor man's Brian Donlevy or vice versa.
- Don Letta
I've heard that Hedy Lamarr was offered the role of Paula in Gaslight, but she had already signed on to do this woefully bad copy. Had she done the Ingrid Bergman role, might she have won the Academy Award for 1944?Lamarr seemed either to choose or been ordered to do so many inferior films. Really bad luck for the most beautiful woman in film...guess you can't have it all.
Good film with some excellent performances! It has twists and turns throughout. It just might be a great Halloween film, as it gets plenty frightening in places. I enjoyed it very much. The idea you can literally drive someone crazy if you're crazy yourself is too scarey to contemplate! Hedy Lamarr is as beautiful as ever and the performance of Paul Lukas as her husband is stellar. George Brent is, well, George Brent but he's always a pleasure to watch. Interesting that Cary Grant and Gregory Peck were both scheduled to play George Brent's role but both dropped out. Might have been a better film had one of them been in it!
- julia Pryor
I just watched this film for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is indeed like the film "Gaslight" as suggested by another TCM viewer. Please play it again soon. I was taping it and ran out of tape. I have always been a fan of George Brent. He should be given more recognization. Thanks, TCM.
Please play this one again!!!
- Kay Neal
I have only seen this movie 2 times. Once a long time ago and recently on TCM.This movie reminds me so much of "Gaslight" with Ingrid Bergman I would love to see it again. I hope that it will be made available on home movies as well.I would like to add it to my collection.Good, clean watching!!!