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Gilda -- The sinister boss of a South American casino finds that his right-hand man Johnny and his sensuous new wife Gilda already know each other.


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E.A. Ellington (story)
Jo Eisinger (adaptation)
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Release Date:
15 March 1946 (USA) See more »
"I didn't think I'd be true to a man again as long as I lived..." See more »
A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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You gotta give this movie its due for style and sex appeal!!! See more (151 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rita Hayworth ... Gilda Mundson Farrell

Glenn Ford ... Johnny Farrell / Narrator

George Macready ... Ballin Mundson

Joseph Calleia ... Det. Maurice Obregon

Steven Geray ... Uncle Pio

Joe Sawyer ... Casey

Gerald Mohr ... Capt. Delgado

Mark Roberts ... Gabe Evans (as Robert Scott)

Ludwig Donath ... German Cartel Member

Donald Douglas ... Thomas Langford (as Don Douglas)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julio Abadía ... Newsman / Waiter (uncredited)
Enrique Acosta ... Gambler (uncredited)
Ed Agresti ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Sam Appel ... Blackjack Dealer (uncredited)

Sam Ash ... Gambler (uncredited)
Nina Bara ... Girl at Carnival (uncredited)

Edward Biby ... Gambler (uncredited)
Robert Board ... American Cartel Member (uncredited)

Symona Boniface ... Gambler at Roulette Table (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Blackjack Dealer (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Man (uncredited)

Argentina Brunetti ... Woman (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Assistant Croupier (uncredited)

Eduardo Ciannelli ... Cartel Member (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Gambler (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... French Cartel Member (uncredited)
Jerry De Castro ... Doorman (uncredited)
Leander De Cordova ... Servant (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Jack Del Rio ... Cashier (uncredited)

Jean Del Val ... French Cartel Member (uncredited)
Carli Elinor ... Waiter (uncredited)

Fernanda Eliscu ... Bendolin's Wife (uncredited)
Anita Ellis ... Singer for Rita Hayworth (voice) (uncredited)

Herbert Evans ... English Cartel Member (uncredited)
Nobel G. Evey ... Banco Dealer (uncredited)

Sam Flint ... American Cartel Member (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Gambler at Roulette Table (uncredited)
Curt Furburg ... Gambler (uncredited)
Fred Godoy ... Bartender (uncredited)
Paul Gustine ... Gambler (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Gambler (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Gambler (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ... Gambler (uncredited)
Ted Hecht ... Holdup Man (uncredited)
Ernest Hilliard ... English Cartel Member (uncredited)

Stuart Holmes ... Gambler at Banco Table (uncredited)
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Peasant (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Italian (uncredited)

Robert Kellard ... Man at Masquerade (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Gambler (uncredited)
Frank Leigh ... Man (uncredited)

George J. Lewis ... Huerta (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ... Argentine Cartel Member (uncredited)
Max Linder ... Gambler (uncredited)
Oscar Loraine ... French Cartel Member (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Gambler (uncredited)
Herman Marks ... Waiter (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Roulette Croupier (uncredited)

Saul Martell ... Little Man (uncredited)

Frank Mayo ... Gambler (uncredited)

John Merton ... Policeman (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Gambler (uncredited)
Ramon Munox ... Judge (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... American Cartel Member (uncredited)
Ralph Navarro ... Waiter (uncredited)
J.W. Noon ... Banco Dealer (uncredited)
Alfred Paix ... Waiter (uncredited)
Lou Palfy ... Assistant Croupier (uncredited)
Joe Palma ... Waiter (uncredited)
Albert Petit ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Gambler (uncredited)
Albert Pollet ... Assistant Croupier (uncredited)
Soretta Raye ... Harpy (uncredited)
Paul Regas ... Man (uncredited)
Rosa Rey ... Maria (uncredited)

Suzanne Ridgway ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Ruth Roman ... Girl (uncredited)
Lionel Royce ... German (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Man (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Gambler (uncredited)
Leonardo Scavino ... Croupier (uncredited)

William Smith ... Man (uncredited)
George Sorel ... Assistant Croupier (uncredited)
Robert Tafur ... Clerk (uncredited)

John Tyrrell ... Man (uncredited)

Philip Van Zandt ... Cartel Member (uncredited)

Ernö Verebes ... Blackjack Dealer (uncredited)
Russ Vincent ... Escort (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Crap Game Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Vidor 
Writing credits
E.A. Ellington (story)

Jo Eisinger (adaptation)

Marion Parsonnet (screenplay)

Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
Virginia Van Upp .... producer
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson  (as Stephen Goossón)
Van Nest Polglase 
Set Decoration by
Robert Priestley (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (as Arthur S. Black)
George Webster .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound recordist (as Lambert Day)
Lambert E. Day .... sound (uncredited)
Russell Malmgren .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Russell Malmgren .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... miniatures (uncredited)
Lawrence W. Butler .... special optical effects (uncredited)
Donald C. Glouner .... matte paintings camera (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Irving Klein .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ned Scott .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Marlin Skiles .... musical director
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
George Duning .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ving Hershon .... music editor (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Victor Schertzinger .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Edwin Wetzel .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Norman Deming .... assistant to the producer
Juanita L. Bell .... research director (uncredited)
Robert Board .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jack Cole .... choreographer (uncredited)
Peter Ford .... photographic model: Johnny as a baby (uncredited)
Thelma Hoover .... research director (uncredited)
Grover Crisp .... special thanks
Simon Daniel .... special thanks
Anne Fleming .... special thanks
David Francis .... special thanks
William Humphrey .... special thanks
Clyde Jeavons .... special thanks
William Prudhomme .... special thanks
Ken Weissman .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 (1984) | Finland:K-16 (1947) (1959) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1948) (passed with cuts) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (re-release) (2011) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (1999) | USA:TV-PG | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #11235) | West Germany:12 (old rating: 16)

Did You Know?

In the V-E Day scene, the crowd in the Casino is singing the 'Marcha de San Lorenzo' (San Lorenzo's March), instead of the Argentine national anthem (which would have been the logical theme to sing at that occasion). This piece of music honors a famous battle in Argentine history, and is usually played only in the festivities related to Argentine hero José de San Martín.See more »
Factual errors: When Farrell asks to cut the deck at the blackjack table, he is shown shuffling the deck.See more »
[first lines]
Johnny Farrell:To me a dollar was a dollar in any language. It was my first night in the Argentine and I didn't know much about the local citizens, but I knew about American sailors, and I knew I better get out of there.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cinema Paradiso (1988)See more »
Amado MioSee more »


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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
You gotta give this movie its due for style and sex appeal!!!, 15 April 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film is a great example of a very good film whose style and sense of sex appeal actually surpasses the plot. Now this isn't to say that the film has a bad plot--no, it's good enough. It's just that the wonderfully Noir-like dialog and Rita Hayworth's incredible sex appeal are what you are left with when the film is over--not the plot! Despite being a Rita Hayworth starring vehicle, she actually doesn't take up the lion's share of the screen. In fact, she doesn't even make an appearance until about 20 minutes into the film! This task of anchoring the film is given to a young and very effective Glenn Ford--who does a fine job as a street-wise but smart young punk wanting to make it to "the big leagues" and stop hustling for small change. When Ford meets up with George Macready, it's an incredibly memorable Noir moment. The crackling dialog between them and Ford's not even bothering to thank Macready for saving his life is so stylish and made the Film Noir lover within me happy! Later, in another great scene, Ford has just been worked over by a bouncer from a high class casino when he finds out this is Macready's business! Instead of being angry, both strike up a working arrangement--and Ford dispatches the bouncer is a brutal manner! Only later, after Ford has been Macready's right-hand man for some time does Hayworth enter the film. The reaction to her arrival indicates that there is SOME unfinished business between the two--but now Rita is Macready's new wife! Now this brings me to one problem about the film. It isn't an insurmountable problem, but supposedly Rita and Glenn had been lovers some time before and their meeting now was by pure chance. However, considering that they were in love in New York and the film takes place in Argentina, you are left wondering "what are the odds?". Despite this, you aren't left wondering for long because of the sparkling dialog and chemistry between Rita and Glenn. In other words, because of all the steamy moments on the screen, you tend to forget the occasional inconsistency of the plot. And, speaking of steam, there is a lot. Despite apparently being pregnant during the shoot, Miss Hayworth managed to create the sexiest portrayal on film from the era...period. Her languid singing, her amazing dresses that looked like they were glued on and the dialog between her and Ford all created an amazing atmosphere that just can't be equaled. Sure, the plot was fine, but the mood--that's what makes this an exceptional film.

By the way, it is rather fascinating to see that in many ways this film mirrored the real-life antics of Rita--especially in regard to how she had a devil of a time picking men! Both Gilda and Rita both seemed to have a lot of sex destructiveness within them.

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