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Gilda (1946) Poster

(1946)

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When Gilda is brought back to Argentina by Tom, she slaps Johnny hard across both sides of his face. In reality, Rita Hayworth's smacks broke two of Glenn Ford's teeth. He held his place until the take was finished.
Rita Hayworth had to wear a corset while shooting "Put the Blame on Mame," as she had given birth to her first daughter, Rebecca Welles, months before filming.
There is a rumour that this film is the only time you hear Rita Hayworth's real singing voice but it is sadly not true. According to the bonus features from the DVD, Rita actually never recorded her own singing voice and was a talented lip-syncher. Anita Ellis dubbed almost all of her singing in Gilda (1946). Rita always wanted to do her own singing, and Columbia Pictures chief Harry Cohn paid for her voice lessons, but she never developed a voice he considered strong enough to be used, and Rita remained bitter about that for the rest of her life.
Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in December 2013.
The movie's poster was as #6 of "The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever" by Premiere.
According to the commentary provided on TCM following the showing of Gilda, Anita Ellis did voice the big production song "Put the Blame on Mame"; however, Rita Hayworth was indeed singing that song in the scene where she is strumming the guitar at the bar.
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The photo of Johnny Farrell as a baby is a picture of Glenn Ford's real-life son, Peter Ford.
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.
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Michael Jackson was digitally added during Rita Hayworth's performance for his This Is It concert. The clip was to be shown to the audience during the Smooth Criminal performance.
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Jean Louis's inspiration for Gilda's black dress was John Singer Sargent's controversial 1884 'Portrait of Madame X', now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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