If you think Hollywood remakes of ridiculously recent films is a modern innovation, well, you're wrong. Witness the British 1940 Gaslight, which MGM famously buried to promote its 1944 remake directed by George Cukor and starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.
Unfortunately, this Gaslight does suffer in comparison to the later polished Hollywood production. The plot lacks the more interesting plot complications of the remake, and while some might call it streamlined, to be honest, the film's first hour drags considerably. Anton Walbrook portrays a certain strain of misogyny well, but the unambiguity of his performance hurts the movie overall. Diana Wynard is decent if brittle, and simply doesn't measure up to Bergman in one of her most iconic roles.
The premise of "Gaslight" is quite compelling-- there's a reason it's entered the modern parlance to describe a particular phenomenom of psychological torture-- but in this adaptation the horror of being made to go mad hasn't quite ... bloomed yet.