“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 gonna die from it…”
Doffing one black satin glove at a time, Rita Hayworth officially became a Hollywood icon as eye-meltingly beautiful showgirl and caged wife Gilda, “putting the blame on Mame,” singing and wiggling at the Buenos Aires casino owned by her shady crime boss husband, Ballin Mundson (who uses his “little friend” long before Tony Montana ever did).
But no one gets to her more than ex-flame Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford), just hired as Mundson’s henchman and right-hand man. This nasty love triangle forms the heart of Charles Vidor’s essential Hollywood noir.
(1946 / b&w / 110 min.)
All tickets $5.00
Doors open 7:00 | Showtime 7:30