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Romance can start with a spark. A little candle light, that spark can grow into a flame, ignited by passion, an eternal fire.

In the wrong hands, the glimmer in a lover’s eye can turn into a raging inferno. A love affair can crash and burn.

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotton, MGM’s 1944 film, Gaslight, gave name to psychological manipulation. Systematically, Boyer convinces his new wife, played by Bergman, that she is going mad.

Yes, this film, as others from this era, is a little melodramatic, but the shadowy imagery of black and white, the foggy Victorian London setting and long-abandoned mansion all lend to the psychological intensity that has made this film a classic.

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