New York Times - 01/07/2011
"Directed with stylish perversity by Vidor, GILDA takes place in a highly stylized, black-and-white Buenos Aires..."
Total Film - 08/01/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "Hothouse passions were rarely steamier than in Charles Vidor's 1946 thriller, and the close-knit triangle set-up plays itself out in classic noir style."
GILDA is the film that gave the world the indelible image of Rita 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 a never-better Glenn Ford. GILDA is 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.
Essential Cinema |
Film Noir |
Love Triangle |
Organized Crime |
South America |
Theatrical Release |
A Virginia Van Upp production.
Additional cast members include: Rosa Rey and S. Z. Martel.
Re-released theatrically in the USA with a restored print October 25, 1996, commemorating the film's 50th anniversary.