Next week’s film: Gilda (1946) starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford


The next entry in the VCS biweekly film series is the 1946 film noir classic Gilda, directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. The screening will take place next Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30 pm in room 101C.

Here’s a brief summary by Rod Crawford from the Gilda page on IMDB:

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…

For more information about Gilda, check out the following links:

Gilda review and synopsis at AMC Filmsite

Screen Insight: Gilda by Simon Columb (June 23, 2013)

Gilda by Alan Bacchus (Daily Film Dose, April 10, 2011)

Gilda review at The Midnight Palace


  1. Gary Sweeney
    December 14, 2013

    Thank you for including a link to my Gilda review!

  2. Jeff
    December 15, 2013

    You’re welcome! I really enjoyed it, and thought it provided some great context for our screening.

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