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A hardbitten American expatriate who turns out to have had some history with the beautiful woman who's just made an entrance. A nightclub. A crooked casino. Sinister Germans who act as if they own the joint. A getaway by plane More than ever, Charles Vidor's classic melo-noir Gilda from 1946 looks like the crazy evil twin of Michael Curtiz's Casablanca. But Gilda has a streak of irrational panic and hysteria alien to Bergman and Bogart. Glenn Ford plays Johnny, a wastrel who fetches up in a quaintly imagined Buenos Aires just before the end of the war. A perennial card-sharp and gambling cheat, he gets a poacher-turned-gamekeeper job in a casino, as indispensable assistant to its hardfaced owner Mundson (George Macready) who has just got married to the head-spinningly beautiful and mercurial Gilda, played by Rita Hayworth. But Gilda got hitched on the rebound from some American guy who broke her heart and that guy just happened to be Johnny. Their terrible secret festers and itches, and the erotic tension escalates. Gilda is satirically woozy with the strange mood of the time: Argentina is preparing to normalise its de facto cordial relations with Germany and its many German emigres; German businessmen are in bed with Mundson, who sports a livid Germanic scar, and nurses a bizarrely fascistic plan to "rule the world" with a tungsten-mine monopoly cunningly using his dodgy roulette wheel itself, covertly to pay off competitors. A real 1940s Hollywood treat.
Date Added: 11/09/2012 by Kitty
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