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Friday, Feb 16 at 3:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Snubbed: Rita Hayworth 

Dir. Charles Vidor. 1946, U.S. 110 mins. DCP. With Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready. Hayworth’s entrance in Gilda, her head tossed back with an amused, teasing smile in Vidor’s quintessential noir, is the stuff of legend. Yet as with so many preposterously beautiful movie stars, sheer glamour and erotic force sometimes got in the way of a full appreciation of talent—Hayworth, like Marilyn Monroe, is one of that handful of major movie stars who went unnominated by Oscar their entire careers. In the twisting and turning Gilda, she plays the wife of a dastardly criminal (Macready), living in Buenos Aires and reconnecting with an old flame (Ford) she sees as her last chance to escape her prison of a marriage. Gilda provides undeniable evidence of Hayworth’s ability to hold the screen, toggling between sympathetic victim and wiseacre femme fatale. A major hit, it confirmed Hayworth’s superstar status and remains one of the most unpredictable and artful crime dramas of the era. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.