Dir: Charles Vidor
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready
Charles Vidor (A Farewell to Arms) directs this ground-breaking and alluring film noir, Gilda. Rita Hayworth (The Lady From Shanghai) dazzles in the leading role as the new wife of a casino-owner who creates immeasurable strain on her husband’s relationship with his right-hand man. Under the restrictive eye of the Production Code, the film sizzles with homoerotic subtext. Hayworth’s iconic performance has not only inspired generations of drag queens but Gilda itself has become a queer Hollywood classic thanks to its remarkable exploration of sexuality at a time where it was incredibly difficult to do.
★★★★★ “CAST AND CREW SPIN A TWILIGHT MAGIC” – London Evening Standard
★★★★ “A REAL 1940S HOLLYWOOD TREAT” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian