Strangers in the Night (Republic, 1944)
Best Line (thanks to a tweet from anniebacon): "we've got a randy dandy at the door" "what's that?" "its nurse slang for a marine."
Gaslight (MGM, 1944)
My BFF, Halliwell's Film Guide of 1994, tells me that the Bergman/Boyer version is a remake of an apparently much more suspenseful British film by the same name and that stars my boyfriend, Anton Walbrook. Halliwell's gave the movie a rare four stars, describing the story as: A Victorian schizophrenic drives his wife insane when she seems likely to stumble on his guilty secret of an old murder and hidden rubies. The newer film it called "a grossly overblown and less effective version" with "moments of power..." and gave it two stars. Which seems fair to me.
Not very sporting of MGM, don't you think?
My problem with gaslighting generally is that it's such an inefficient and overly elaborate way to get rid of a spouse. Just have her strangled already.