Gilda (Hayworth) is a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage with corrupt illegal casino owner Ballin Mundson (George MacReady) when she comes face-to-face with her past; Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) her previous lover whom she left and married Ballin on the rebound.
Gilda and Johnny re-ignite the passions when Ballin "kills" himself. Little do they know that Ballin has suspected Gilda of infidelity and has left the picture so he may observe - and kill her - if she shows any indiscretion.
Featuring Hayworth's galvanising renditions of "Put The Blame On Mame" and "Amado Mio" (although her vocals were dubbed here by Anita Ellis) , this is the ultimate vehicle for the legendary sex-goddess.
The film has been fully restored by the American Film Archive for its glittering DVD debut, which also includes the trailer as well as a Rita Hayworth tribute from the Columbia Studios documentary "The Lady with the Lamp"
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