DIRECTOR: CHARLES VIDOR
CAST: RITA HAYWORTH, GLENN FORD, GEORGE MACREADY
SCREENPLAY - MARION PARSONNET
MUSIC - HUGO FRIEDHOFER
CINEMATOGRAPHY - RUDOLPH MATé
Doffing one black satin glove at a time, Rita Hayworth officially became a Hollywood icon as eye-meltingly beautiful showgirl and caged wife Gilda, “putting the blame on Mame,” singing and wiggling at the Buenos Aires casino owned by her shady crime boss husband, played by George Macready (who uses his “little friend” long before Tony Montana ever did). But no one gets to her more than ex-flame Glenn Ford, just hired as Macready’s henchman. This nasty love triangle forms the heart of Charles Vidor’s essential Hollywood noir. 35mm preservation print courtesy UCLA FIlm & Television Archive.