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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:
25 April 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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A fusion of sexual heat, jealousy, fear and hatred - terrific stuff! See more (156 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)
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Did You Know?

The film was originally conceived strictly as a drama, with no musical numbers.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The New York Blizzard happened in 1888, not 1886 as Gilda sings.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 Story of a Kiss (2002)See more »
Put the Blame on MameSee more »


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50 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
A fusion of sexual heat, jealousy, fear and hatred - terrific stuff!, 25 January 2005
Author: stephen-357 from United States

Johnny is a small time, but talented, hustler who finds himself at the wrong end of a gun on the dark back streets of Buenos Aires. He is rescued by a mysterious and controlling stranger, Ballin Mundson, who ends up being the owner of a club/casino that operates under the radar of the law. Johnny and Ballin form a close partnership with Johnny being the "man who runs the joint" and Ballin the Master. When Ballin takes a short leave and comes back married to the gorgeous Gilda, a threesome develops that puts a strain on the partnership. There is a burning mutual dislike between Johnny and Gilda. When Gilda feigns ignorance over not remembering his name, she coyly replies, "Johnny. So hard to remember . . . and so easy to forget." Of course there's much more to their acquaintance than they are willing to acknowledge, and a fusion of sexual heat, jealousy, fear and hatred keep the tension tightly wound which fuels the film. And of course there is Rita Hayworth up front and center. All the accolades that have been showered on her sexy "striptease" interpretation of "Put the Blame on Mame" are true! And still this film has much more to offer; an economical but effective story line; a tight witty script loaded with innuendo; and superb acting all around, especially the overlooked icy performance of George Macready as Ballin Mundson.

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