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Gilda (1946) Poster

(1946)

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Gilda: You do hate me, don't you, Johnny?

Johnny Farrell: I don't think you have any idea of how much.

Gilda: Hate is a very exciting emotion. Haven't you noticed? Very exciting. I hate you too, Johnny. I hate you so much I think I'm going to die from it. Darling...

[they kiss passionately]

Gilda: I think I'm going to die from it.

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Obregon: You two kids love each other pretty terribly, don't you?

Johnny Farrell: I hate her!

Obregon: That's what I mean. It's the most curious love-hate pattern I've ever had the privilege of witnessing.

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Gilda: Would it interest you to know how much I hate you, Johnny?

Johnny Farrell: Very much.

Gilda: I hate you so much that I would destroy myself to take you down with me.

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Ballin Mundson: Gilda, are you decent?

Gilda: Me?

[long pause]

Gilda: Sure. I'm decent.

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Gilda: If you're worried about Johnny Farrell, don't be. I hate him!

Ballin Mundson: And he hates you. That's very apparent. But hate can be a very exciting emotion. Very exciting. Haven't you noticed that?

Gilda: You make it s...

Ballin Mundson: There is a heat in it, that one can feel. Didn't you feel it tonight?

Gilda: No.

Ballin Mundson: I did. It warmed me. Hate is the only thing that has ever warmed me.

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Gilda: Got a light?

Uncle Pio: Yes, Mrs. Mundson. It is so crowded and yet so lonely, isn't it?

Gilda: How did you know?

Uncle Pio: You smoke too much. I've noticed. Only frustrated people smoke too much and only lonely people are frustrated.

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Johnny Farrell: I want to go with you, Gilda. Please take me. I know I did everything wrong...

Gilda: [sobbing] Isn't it wonderful? Nobody has to apologize, because we were both stinkers, weren't we? Isn't it wonderful?

Johnny Farrell: Wonderful.

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Johnny Farrell: I hated her so I couldn't get her out of my mind for a minute.

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Gilda: [to Johnny] You haven't been around lately. I thought maybe you were an amnesia victim or something.

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Gilda: I can never get a zipper to close. Maybe that stands for something, what do you think?

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Johnny Farrell: I thought we agreed that women and gambling didn't mix.

Ballin Mundson: My wife does not come under the category of women, Johnny.

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Gilda: I've got some news for you, Johnny. I'm going to do exactly what I please, when I please. I was true to one man once, hmmm

[looking despiseful at Johnny]

Gilda: and look what happened.

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[last lines]

Gilda: Johnny, let's go. Let's go home.

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Johnny Farrell: Doesn't it bother you at all that you're married?

Gilda: What I want to know is, does it bother you?

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Johnny Farrell: Statistics show that there are more women in the world than anything else. Except insects.

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Ballin Mundson: [referring to his knife cane] It is a most faithful and obedient friend: it is silent when I want it to be silent, but talks when I want to talk.

Johnny Farrell: Is it that your idea of a friend?

Ballin Mundson: That is my idea of a friend.

Johnny Farrell: You must lead a gay life.

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Johnny Farrell: [narrating off screen] She still didn't believe I wasn't coming back. Every night she got all dressed up... and waited. But a girl like Gilda couldn't stand not knowing the why of things, so she decided to swallow her pride and came to see me. It was wonderful.

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Ballin Mundson: Look your best, my beautiful. This will be the casino's first glimpse of you.

[He kisses her]

Gilda: I'll look my very best, Ballin.

[Looks at Johnny]

Gilda: I want all the hired help to approve of me. Glad to have met you, Mr. Farrell.

Ballin Mundson: His name is Johnny, Gilda.

Gilda: Oh, I'm sorry. Johnny is such a hard name to remember and so easy to forget.

[In a breathy voice]

Gilda: Johnny. There. See you later, Mr. Farrell.

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Gilda: If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me "The Bar Nothing".

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Gilda: I danced in America.

Capt. Delgado: This is not America?

Gilda: I mean New York.

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Gilda: They said that being married to Johnny Farrell was very like driving a car with no brakes.

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Johnny Farrell: You're a lucky man.

Ballin Mundson: I make my own luck.

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Johnny Farrell: Pardon me, but your husband is showing.

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Gilda: You're cock-eyed, Johnny! All cock-eyed!

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Ballin Mundson: Quite a surprise to hear a woman sing in my house, eh Johnny?

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Ballin Mundson: [toasts] "Disaster to the wench who did wrong by our Johnny"

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[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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Ballin Mundson: It amuses me to feed you beautiful things, because you eat with such a good appetite.

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