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Paul Jensen

GILDA (1944) 4 stars

This classic starring Rita Hayworth is about as nasty as 40's film noir gets. She's phenomenal and the characters are all so cruel to one another. Love it! There's some pretty interesting subtext going on: post WWII with women in the workplace lead to battle of the sexes, feminism, paranoia of infidelity and even two gay male leads. All of which make this one incredibly rich film with plenty of plot twists and a femme fatale that has never been bettered.

 

Genre: Film Noir
Director: Charles Vidor