Gilda Overview:

Gilda (1946) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Charles Vidor and produced by Virginia Van Upp.


This is the film that gave the world the indelible image of Hayworth in that tight gown, lovingly removing that long glove as she sings "Put the Blame on Mame." That's enough to justify a viewing, but the film has more, including a bewitched, bothered, etc. performance by Ford. An intricate noir in which Hayworth, as the titular femme fatale, is placed by her mobster club-owner husband in the care of Ford, a small-time hood who also happens to be her ex-lover.

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Gilda was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.

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Day 19 of Noirvember: Is Gilda a Femme Fatale??

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 19, 2023 From Shadows and Satin

What is a femme fatale? She?s described in several ways on ye olde World Wide Web. The first definition I encountered stated that a femme fatale is an attractive and seductive woman, especially one who is likely to cause distress?or disaster to a man who becomes involved with her. Another said that ... Read full article

Day 4 of Noirvember: Gilda Trivia

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 4, 2023 From Shadows and Satin

I can?t get enough of what I like to call ?Dame Name? noirs ? Mildred Pierce, Laura, Nora Prentiss and, of course, Gilda. And you know what else I can?t get enough of? TRIVIA! So, in today?s Noirvember post, I?m combining these two loves of mine, taking a deep dive into Gilda, and coming up with a h... Read full article

Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford burn up the screen in “Gilda”

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 3, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford burn up the screen in “Gilda” Gilda (1946) is an American film noir directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. The cinematography is by Rudolph Mate and Hayworth’s legendary costumes were designed by Jean Louis. The suppor... Read full article

Rita Hayworth Is Gilda!

By Virginie Pronovost on Oct 19, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I’m finally back to blogathon business and, don’t worry, I’ll eventually give you an explanation why I recently skipped so many I had subscribed to. But for now, I hope you accept my apologies! Anyway, I said “enough” and made a choice: today, I’m writing for my b... Read full article

Gilda de Abreu: inigual?vel

By L? on Mar 29, 2017 From Critica Retro

Gilda de Abreu: inigual?vel Quando procuramos pelo nome de Gilda de Abreu no site da Cinemateca Brasileira, n?o encontramos nenhum resultado. Zero. E isso ? vergonhoso. Ela pode ter dirigido apenas tr?s longa-metragens, mas ela foi muito mais que a pioneira do cinema que merece ser celebrada ... Read full article

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Quotes from

Gilda: I've got some news for you, Johnny. I'm going to do exactly what I please, when I please. I was true to one man once, hmmm
[looking despiseful at Johnny]
Gilda: and look what happened.

Johnny Farrell: I hated her so I couldn't get her out of my mind for a minute.

Ballin Mundson: Gilda, are you decent?
Gilda: Me?
[long pause]
Gilda: Sure. I'm decent.

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Facts about

Features prominently in The Shawshank Redemption.
In the scene where Gilda is brought back to Argentina by Tom, she slaps Johnny hard across both sides of his face. In reality, Rita Hayworth's smacks broke two of 'Glenn Ford''s teeth. He held his place until the take was finished.
There is a rumour that this film is the only time you hear Rita Hayworth's real singing voice but it is sadly not true. According to the bonus features from the DVD, Rita actually never recorded her own singing voice and was a talented lip-syncher. Anita Ellis dubbed almost all of her singing in "Gilda." Rita always wanted to do her own singing, and Columbia Pictures chief Harry Cohn paid for her voice lessons, but she never developed a voice he considered strong enough to be used, and Rita remained bitter about that for the rest of her life.
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Released 1946
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