Gilda' Rita Hayworth , Charles Vidor (1946) DVD, New & Sealed.
All film noirs need deceit, betrayal, dialogue hard as diamonds--and dames even harder than that. But Gilda is the only one with the dame front and center, and for good reason. Rita Hayworth shimmers in the 1946 classic, which spins on a tortured plot involving the title character (Hayworth); her imperious husband (George Macready), a ruthless casino owner and head of an Argentine tungsten cartel (!); and Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford), Gilda's ex-lover and now her husband's go-fer. But no one watches Gilda for the plot, except to learn that all the characters have secrets--perhaps even ones they would kill for. Hayworth captures Gilda's vulnerability beneath her devil-may-care front ('If I'd been a ranch, they would have named me the Bar Nothing'). Not to be missed: Hayworth's slinky striptease to 'Put the Blame on Mame.'
Director: Charles Vidor
Rita Hayworth .... Gilda
Glenn Ford .... Johnny Farrell/Narrator
George Macready .... Ballin Mundson (casino owner)
Joseph Calleia .... Det. Maurice Obregon
Steven Geray .... Uncle Pio (Mundson's butler)
Joe Sawyer .... Casey (Mundson thug)
Gerald Mohr .... Capt. Delgado
Robert E. Scott .... Gabe Evans (as Robert Scott)
Ludwig Donath .... German
Donald Douglas .... Thomas Langford (as Don Douglas)
Lionel Royce .... German
Saul Martell .... Little man (as S.Z. Martel)
George J. Lewis .... Huerta (Mundson's henchman)
Rosa Rey .... Maria (Gilda's maid)
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format
Video: 4:3 Fullscreen
Audio: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English / Chinese (Removable)
Runtime: 110 Mins.