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The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1946 | 110 min | Not rated | Jan 19, 2016
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1
English: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
Gilda (1946) Blu-ray
Casino owner Ballin Mundson orders his right-hand man, Johnny Farrell, to keep an eye on his beautiful new wife, Gilda. Ballin is unaware, however, that Johnny and Gilda are former lovers who are now full of contempt for one another. When Ballin seemingly dies in a plane crash, Johnny marries Gilda to keep her under his guard, but his scheme doesn't quite go according to plan...
Director: Charles Vidor
Writers: E.A. Ellington, Jo Eisinger, Marion Parsonnet, Ben Hecht
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray, Joe Sawyer
"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.
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
Appreciation of Gilda from 2010 featuring filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann
Rita Hayworth: The Columbia Lady, a 2000 featurette on Hayworth's career as an actor and dancer
PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley
STREET DATE: JANUARY 19.