Gilda (1946)

CHARLES VIDOR

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5

USA, 1946Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by , Adaptation by , Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Cannes Film Festival 1946.

 is married to controlling and conniving night club owner .   is a hobo turned club manager who is sleeping with both of them. Naturally, this love triangle will be missed by those not paying enough attention, but if you do you’ll enjoy seeing the story constantly change between who is competing for whose affection. The centre piece of the film, and what seems to make it such an important part of film history, is a strip routine by Hayworth that is an absolute classic: she barely takes off a glove and yet she is the most erotically charged image of womanhood you’re likely to see.

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