Gilda in 4K

Gilda in 4K

Special guest: Introduction by Grover Crisp, Executive Vice President, Asset Restoration and Preservation, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

North American Restoration Premiere

The dazzling Rita Hayworth again sees her name appear above the title in Charles Vidor’s noir classic, Gilda, which henceforth marked the redheaded screen sensation as Hollywood’s premier femme fatale. Hayworth electrifies in her first major dramatic role with Columbia as the titular Gilda opposite everyman Glenn Ford as crooked gambler Johnny Farrell, making his return to the screen after a four-year stint with the US Marine Corps during WWII. Developed with Hayworth in mind by the legendary “Queen of Columbia” Virginia Van Upp, who worked at the studio as a producer after a long career as a screenwriter, this Buenos Aires–set story of gambling, romance, infidelity, and revenge contains one of the most famous character introductions in the history of cinema. Made even more memorable thanks to elegant costuming by Jean Louis—who spared no expense with Hayworth’s iconic furs and gowns—the film is lensed to perfection by cinematographer Rudolph Maté and his striking, shadowy visuals.

Programmed and note by K.J. Relth-Miller.

DIRECTED BY: Charles Vidor. WRITTEN BY: Marion Parsonnet. WITH: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia. 1946. 110 min. USA. B&W. English. 4K DCP. Restoration by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Restored from the 35mm nitrate original picture negative and a 35mm nitrate duplicate picture negative. 4K scanning and digital image restoration by Cineric, Inc. Audio restoration by John Polito at Audio Mechanics from the 35mm nitrate original soundtrack negative. Color correction, conforming, additional image restoration and DCP creation at Motion Picture Imaging with colorist Sheri Eisenberg. Restoration supervised by Grover Crisp.

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