Gilda

“Gilda, are you decent?” Rita Hayworth tosses her hair back and slyly responds, “Me?” in one of the great star entrances in movie history. Gilda, directed by Charles Vidor, features a sultry Hayworth in her most iconic role, as the much-lusted-after wife of a criminal kingpin (George Macready), as well as the former flame of his bitter henchman (Glenn Ford), and she drives them both mad with desire and jealousy. An ever-shifting battle of the sexes set on a Buenos Aires casino’s glittering floor and in its shadowy back rooms, Gilda is among the most sensual of all Hollywood noirs.

Film Info

  • Charles Vidor
  • United States
  • 1946
  • 110 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #795

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2010 by film critic Richard Schickel
  • New interview with film noir historian Eddie Muller
  • Piece from 2010 featuring filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann discussing their appreciation for Gilda
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

New cover by Jessica Hische and Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2010 by film critic Richard Schickel
  • New interview with film noir historian Eddie Muller
  • Piece from 2010 featuring filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann discussing their appreciation for Gilda
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley

New cover by Jessica Hische and Eric Skillman

Gilda
Cast
Rita Hayworth
Gilda
Glenn Ford
Johnny Farrell
George Macready
Ballin Mundson
Joseph Calleia
Detective Obregon
Steven Geray
Uncle Pio
Credits
Director
Charles Vidor
Produced by
Virginia Van Upp
Story by
E. A. Ellington
Adaptation by
Jo Eisinger
Screenplay by
Marion Parsonnet
Director of photography
Rudolph Maté
Editor
Charles Nelson
Art directors
Stephen Goosson
Art directors
Van Nest Polglase
Makeup artist
Clay Campbell
Costume designer
Jean Louis

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Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of seven novels, including Dare Me and The Fever. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal.


Jul 26, 2016
The Long Shadow of Gilda
The Long Shadow of Gilda

In Gilda, Charles Vidor’s “violent, sexual, chaotic” noir, the director focused on Rita Hayworth’s skills as an actor and a dancer, eliciting a performance that became iconic in its own right and made her an international superstar.


By Sheila O’Malley

On Film / Essays — Jan 21, 2016