Rent Gilda (1946)

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1h 46min
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Synopsis:
In the story of Gilda, Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) goes to work for Ballin Mundson (George MacReady), the proprietor of an illegal gambling casino in a South American city, and quickly rises to become Mundson's "main man". All is well until Mundson returns from a trip with his new bride, Gilda - a woman from Johnny's past. Mundson, unaware of the previous love affair, assigns Farrell the job of ensuring that Gilda is a faithful wife. Fraught with hatred, Gilda does her best to antagonize, intimidate, and instill jealousy in Farrell - until circumstances allow him to get even.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Virginia Van Upp
Voiced By:
Anita Ellis
Narrated By:
Glenn Ford
Writers:
E.A. Ellington, Jo Eisinger
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/01/2000
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Filmographies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Excerpts: Rita Hayworth from "The Lady With Torch"
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/06/2016
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary from 2010 by film critic Richard Schickel
  • New Interview with film-noir historian Eddie Muller
  • Piece from 2010 featuring filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann discussing their appreciation for Gilda
  • "The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth," a 1964 episode of the television show Hollywood and the Stars
  • Trailer
  • Plus: An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley

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Reviews (2) of Gilda

Psychological Noir. - Gilda review by Steve

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Updated 03/03/2021

Gilda is barely a crime film at all. There's a death related to a subplot about post-WWII fascists seeking a tungsten monopoly, and its leader is killed at the end in self defence. The film is a romantic melodrama but its visual art and the dialogue dense with pessimistic innuendo makes it very noir. As do its fascinating, damaged, emotionally diseased heroes, Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) and the unforgettable Gilda (Rita Hayworth).

They are introduced indelibly: Ford throwing his crooked dice into the camera's gaze, fringe swinging over his glowing, saturnine face; Gilda tossing her hair, rising up into the frame from the bed ('Are you decent Gilda? Who, me?'). They have torn each other apart, and burned out before the film even starts, only for Johnny's new boss to unwittingly bring her back as his wife.

Glenn Ford is great, underplaying as an ambitious gambler who makes his own luck. But Rita Hayworth is a sensation in one of the great star performances of the decade as the sexy, epigrammatic, superstitious Gilda. Her look would become a model of forties glamour, her handling of the fatalistic dialogue is sublime, but best of all are two stunning musical numbers, Amado Mio, and Put the Blame On Mame, where her legendary strip (she takes her gloves off!) damn near stops the film.

There is fine support from George Macready as the dangerous casino owner/Gilda's husband, with plans for a second act for the Nazis. The portrayal of a malignant sexual pathology is overwhelming. Gilda says it best: 'I hate you so much I would destroy myself to take you down with me'. 

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Rita Hayworth - Wow - Gilda review by EC

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25/08/2020

I am so glad that Cinema Paradiso exists. Members can enjoy films from different eras and it good to be reminded of screen magnets like Rita Hayworth. I don't honestly think that overall this film is great but it is absolutely carried by the extremely glamourous Rita Hayworth. A true star!

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