Gilda (1946)

Recommended
Charles Vidor's beautifully crafted Gilda is an entertaining Argentina-set gangster film, featuring gorgeous black and white photography, unpredictable plotting, and memorable performances from the roguishly handsome Glenn Ford and the drop-dead gorgeous Rita Hayworth.

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Gilda, are you decent? Rita Hayworth tosses her hair back and slyly responds, Me? in one of the great star entrances in movie history. Gilda, directed by Charles Vidor, features a sultry Hayworth in her most iconic role, as the much-lusted-after wife of a criminal kingpin (George Macready), as well as the former flame of his bitter henchman (Glenn Ford), and she drives them both mad with desire and jealousy. An ever-shifting battle of the sexes set on a Buenos Aires casino’s glittering floor and in its shadowy back rooms, Gilda is among the most sensual of all Hollywood noirs." The Criterion Collection