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From “hmm…interesting” to intrigued and from intrigued to an actual old hollywood movie hangover! I’ve finally watched the movie Gilda. What a movie! Want to know more about the story, my opinion about the movie, memorable quotes, fashion and the legendary glove-striptease. Keep reading…

Plot

The story starts with an American gambler named Johnny Farrel (Glenn Ford) arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentinia. After he wins a great amount of money in a gambling game, he’s almost robbed. He’s rescued by a stranger who tells him about some high-class casino in the neighbourhood. Johnny gets himself hired at the casino. He becomes the right-hand of the owner of the casino, Ballin Mundson.

At one point Ballin Mundsom goes away from a trip and comes home with a woman and not just any woman: Gilda. Johnny Farrel is in charge of handling every property that Ballin has. This includes Gilda as Ballin and Gilda returned married to Buenos Aires.When it becomes clear that Johnny Farrel and Gilda have a history, the story really gets intriguing…

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Paul Newman black suit

So I was in my old-hollywood-movie-mood again. As I watched some movies I realised, some things will never change. Ofcourse technology had changed 180 degrees from 1950 till now. And sure… the material life as we know it was unthinkable back in the days. But certain things will always stay the same…:

Men will be men (Some like it hot, 1959)

Diamonds & pearls are still a girl’s best friend (80% of the movies from let’s say…1920 till now)

– We still like good dancing… (Fred Astaire / Gene Kelly  movies)

– And great sense of humour (Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin)

– Sense of great fashion style (Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and many more..)

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