Saturday, October 17, 2015


Gilda is a 1946 Charles Vido film noir starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. It's a fine example of the genre.


Here's the Put the Blame on Mame scene with the guitar:

The Telegraph begins its review with this: "Examples of film noir don’t come much headier or more perverse than Charles Vidor’s sultry little number". The Guardian calls it "a wonderfully perverse noir classic that comes over as a cross between Casablanca (an intentional influence) and Hitchcock's Notorious (which appeared just weeks after Gilda)." DVD Talk says, "Gilda is an established classic that should find a welcome home in the collection of any film fan."

It's in the book 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. TCM has some information. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 96%.


  1. Gorgeous Rita. The guitar clip sound didn't work for me (probably me) but I'm familiar with the song anyhow. This looks interesting .

    1. There are 2 versions in the film. The other is livelier and has her dancing while she sings to an orchestra accompaniment: . I found the guitar version a bittersweet moment in the film. I'm a sucker for film noir.