FEMME FATALES OF FILM NOIR
USA | 1946 | 1hr 50min | Columbia Pictures Corporation
Examples of film noir don’t come much headier or more perverse than Charles Vidor’s sultry picture about a two-bit gambler (Glenn Ford) in wartime Buenos Aires who gets snarled up in a deadly love triangle. Rita Hayworth, cavorting in her most iconic and vampish role, is the despised and drop-dead-desirable vixen from Ford’s past, who pops up right on cue to marry his new employer, a casino owner played with velvet-fist suavity, and a retractable switchblade in his cane, by the unbeatable George Macready.
Film introduction by Verna Everitt, WIFF Co-Producer and WICA Executive Director.
Saturday, January 12 | 3:00pm | Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
2:00pm Zech Hall opens | 2:30pm Pass holder seating begins | 2:45pm Ticket holder seating begins
Cast and Crew
Director: Charles Vidor
Writing Credits: E.A. Ellington (story), Jo Eisinger (adaptation), Marion Parsonnet (screenplay), Ben Hecht (uncredited)
Music: Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
Costume Design: Jean Louis (gowns)
Principal Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray, Joe Sawyer, Gerald Mohr, Mark Roberts, Ludwig Donath, Donald Douglas