#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: the supremely desirable Gilda, whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate. The relationship of Johnny and Gilda, a battlefield of warring emotions, becomes even more bizarre after Mundson disappears…
Plot: A gambler discovers an old flame while in Argentina, but she’s married to his new boss.
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Rita Hayworth Was THE Movie Star of the 1940’s…
You could not have come up with a better title for this seductive thriller. GILDA is what this film is all about and Rita Hayworth is so engrossing and beautiful, you sometimes forget what is going on and just stare. “Put the Blame on Mame” is one of film history’s more memorable singing sequences and we get to see it twice. Look out for the famous “hair-toss” scene the prisoners in SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION cheer at. There is a film to talk about here but the alluring Ms. Hayworth is always on the tip of your tongue.
Glenn Ford is the anti-hero of this excellent Noir portrait of double-crosses, jealousy, and forbidden love. He has many flaws, not the least being his infatuation of Gilda. Director Charles Vidor looked as though he was trying to capture a CASABLANCA-esque feel with the casino in Buenos Aires and people of all walks of life toiling within. There are even some familiar head nods at a roulette table. This is no CASABLANCA, but the end of WWII is somewhere in the backdrop and the stoic “Ballin Mundson”, played by George Macready (PATHS OF GLORY), seems to have some foreign matters happening on the side, like “Victor Lazlo”. The crisp black and white cinematography is effective, especially in the casino where 2/3 of the film takes place.
GILDA is all Hayworth and, whether you are a male or female viewer, you see a good performance. She is great to look at, but her dramatic scenes are equally great to see. GILDA is an all-time classic that ranks with MALTESE FALCON and DOUBLE INDEMNITY. Throughout the picture, the blame is put on Rita for most of the plot’s turning points. There may just be someone as sweet as her flowing red hair inside waiting to come out. Glenn Fords’ Johnny Farrel (perfect name for Noir character) cannot look past her deceiving flirtation and realize that the bad guy is right in front of him. Another triumphant film of the 1940’s that works every time, GILDA is Rita Hayworth’s claim to fame and sent her into the stratosphere as a star. She was more than just a pin-up.
RATING: 9 of 10
Not as good has I’d hoped
I was somewhat disappointed in this movie, which was much less than I thought it would be. Stylistically it was very good, but there was little beneath the shimmering surface. The plot made little sense, nor did I understand the motivations of the characters. It was pleasing to look at film noir, but I never connected with it emotionally, unlike many other films of that genre. For example, a few people remarked on the ending. It took me a while to even remember it.
The cinematography was great, the famous dance number was sizzling, and the actors, even the bit parts, filled out their roles well. But I never really cared what anyone was actually up to, nor did their fate matter to me.
Great for film buffs, so so for regular audiences.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Drama, Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller
Director Charles Vidor
Writer E.A. Ellington (story), Jo Eisinger (adaptation), Marion Parsonnet (screenplay)
Actors Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory YCM Laboratories (laboratory services by)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm