GILDA
1946, Sony Repertory, 110 min, USA, Dir: Charles Vidor

Put the Blame on Mame! GILDA put Glenn Ford on the map as one of the unique leading men of his generation, and helped elevate Rita Hayworth to Hollywood superstardom in the 1940s. Rita stars as the sultry, torch-singing wife of a South American casino owner (George Macready), who finds herself in serious hot water when she re-connects with former flame Ford. "This is Gilda, Beautiful Deadly, Using all a Woman's Weapons - in Love - and for Revenge."


DETECTIVE STORY
1951, Paramount, 103 min, USA, Dir: William Wyler

Eleanor Parker’s second Best Actress nomination in as many years is a memorable turn as the unfortunate wife of tormented NYPD detective Kirk Douglas in a splendid screen adaptation of Sidney Kingsley’s hit play. Powerfully helmed by William Wyler and nominated for four Academy Awards. Co-starring William Bendix, Lee Grant, George Macready, Cathy O’Donnell, Horace McMahon, Gladys George, Joseph Wiseman, Gerald Mohr and Frank Faylen.


JOHNNY ALLEGRO
1949, Sony Repertory, 81 min, USA, Dir: Ted Tetzlaff

In this underrated George Raft vehicle, the actor plays the title reformed crook, sent undercover to a Caribbean island hiding American gangsters. (Scripters Karen De Wolff and Guy Endore must have vacationed in Havana!) Allegro’s job: Take down Mr. Big (George Macready). Once Mrs. Big (Nina Foch) falls for Raft, things spiral into MOST DANGEROUS GAME territory, with Macready breaking out his bow and arrows! Directed by Ted Tetzlaff (THE WINDOW). NOT ON DVD


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