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Gilda [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1946]

  • SKU: 29764292
  • Release Date: 01/19/2016
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • "The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth," a 1964 episode of the television show Hollywood and the Stars
    • 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

    Synopsis


    Gilda
    When wealthy Ballin Mundson (George Macready) rescues down at his heels gambler Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) and invites him to the Buenos Aires casino he owns, both men get more than they wagered on. Farrell convinces Mundson to hire him as casino manager, but is shocked when Mundson introduces his new bride, and Farrell's old flame, Gilda (Rita Hayworth).Though Farrell is unwavering in his loyalty to his employer, and he and Gilda treat each other with contempt, Mundson realizes that the torch never died for either of the former lovers. Ordered to guard Gilda, Farrell tries to convince himself that he's protecting Mundson's interests, but Gilda sees through his self-deception. Meanwhile, Mundson reveals to Farrell that his primary business is control of an international tungsten cartel that he plans to use to further his fascist ends. With the police closing in on the cartel, Mundson fakes his death, apparently leaving Gilda and Farrell free to marry. They do so: Gilda for love, but Farrell to punish her for being unfaithful to Mundson. When Mundson returns to kill them, it is he who dies, thereby freeing the lovers to apologize to each other and return to the U.S. Charles Vidor's Gilda is a voyeuristic film noir treat that engages the viewer in a complex web of sado-masochistic triangles. When, for example, Gilda performs her signature number, "Put the Blame on Mame," she is not simply enraging both Mundson and Farrell with her open sexuality, she is also crying out in pain for the love she is being denied. ~ Steve Press, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Rita Hayworth
      Rita Hayworth - Gilda Mundson
    • Glenn Ford
      Glenn Ford - Johnny Farrell
    • George Macready
      George Macready - Ballin Mundson
    • Joseph Calleia
      Joseph Calleia - Obregon
    • Steven Geray
      Steven Geray - Uncle Pio



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    67%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Classic Movie-beware of Spanish sub-titles

      Posted
      Beattheodds
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Classic movie with great stars, however the DVD box is completely in Spanish as well as all the menus. Movie is in English but unable to turn off sub-titles, which are very distracting! No photo on Best Buy site and no details either.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      RitaFan4Life
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      This movie had always been one of my favorites. There will never be another Rita Hayworth!! She will always be the best RIP Rita!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film noir!

      Posted
      bryceage
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Beautifully filmed movie with great acting. The best movie made by Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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