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

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

Ballin Mundson: Look your best, my beautiful. This will be the casino's first glimpse of you.
[He kisses her]
Gilda: I'll look my very best, Ballin.
[Looks at Johnny]
Gilda: I want all the hired help to approve of me. Glad to have met you, Mr. Farrell.
Ballin Mundson: His name is Johnny, Gilda.
Gilda: Oh, I'm sorry. Johnny is such a hard name to remember and so easy to forget.
[In a breathy voice]
Gilda: Johnny. There. See you later, Mr. Farrell.

Johnny Farrell: Statistics show that there are more women in the world than anything else. Except insects.

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Facts about

The movie's poster was as #6 of "The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever" by Premiere.
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.
In the scene when Germany surrenders, the crowd in the Casino is singing the 'Marcha de San Lorenzo' (San Lorenzo's March), instead of the Argentine national anthem (which would have been the logical theme to sing at that occasion). This piece of music honors a famous battle in Argentine history, and is usually played only in the festivities related to Argentine hero José de San Martín.
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