Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray
English; Spanish; French; German
Part of the Granite Noir Season
"There never was a woman like Gilda!" declared the original poster, and there never was anyone to capture the imagination like Rita Hayworth, whose first appearance is a classic star introduction. Her dance routines raised more than a few eyebrows, and not without cause, as choreographer Jack Cole based them on the act of a well-known exotic dancer. Columbia's low-lit studio recreation of Buenos Aires is quintessential 1940s film noir - the alluring tale of a small-time card-shark (Glenn Ford) whose boss has married a woman he once knew... If you've never seen it, it's about time.
"One of the biggest box office hits of 1946, directed by Charles Vidor, saw Rita Hayworth in a career-defining performance as the ultimate femme fatale. This was the first film noir that I ever watched, and what an impression it made on me! Not only does it depict one of the best examples of sexual tension within a complex love triangle, it offers us a femme fatale who gets to live another day." - Dr Jacky Collins
This screening will be preceded by a discussion hosted by Dr Jacky Collins.
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