Español: "Rita Hayworth: La Diosa Del Amor" ["Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess"].
Pôrtugues: "A História De Rita" ["The Story Of Rita"].
Norsk: "Rita Hayworth - Kjærlighetsgudinnen" ["Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess"]
Premiere: CBS, Wednesday, November 2, 1983, 9:00 P.M.
Director: James Goldstone.
Writer: E. Arthur Kean, from the John Kobal’s book “Rita Hayworth: The Time, the Place and the Woman”.
• LYNDA CARTER [ Margarita Cansino / Rita Hayworth ].
• MICHAEL LERNER [ Harry Cohn ]. • JOHN CONSIDINE [ Ed Judson ]. • JANE HALLAREN [ Virginia Van Upp ]. • ALEJANDRO REY [ Eduardo Cansino ]. • AHARON IPALE [ Aly Khan ]. • EDWARD EDWARDS [ Orson Welles ]. • DAVE SHELLEY [ Vincent Sherman ]. • PHILIP STERLING [ Joseph Schenck ]. • JOE DORSEY [ Winfield Sheehan ]. • IVAN BONAR [ Howard Hawks ]. • HILDY BROOKS [ Makeup Lady ]. • JAMES CALLAHAN [ Test Director ]. • JULIAN FELLOWES [ Aly Khan’s Chauffeur ]. • RON FRAZIER [ Freddie Rice ]. • RANCE HOWARD [ Still Photographer ]. • MARGARET FAIRCHILD [ Rita’s Mother ]. • STEWART STERN [ Writer ]. • DAVID BYRD [ Leonard Mann ]. • LINDSAY GINTER [ John Rayborn ]. • GLORIA HENRY [ 2nd Secretary ]. • LUCETTA JENISON [ 1st Secretary ]. • TERRY LYNN [ Kim Novak ]. • LEONARD MANN [ Contract Player ]. • JOHN RAYBORN [ 2nd Assistant Director ]. • PAUL ROSSILLI [ 1st Contract Player ]. • TED TADLOCK [ Choreographer ]. • ELAYNA VINCET [ Woman Reporter ].
Cinematography: Terry K. Meade / Music: Lalo Schifrin / Executive Producer: David Susskind / Supervising Producer: Stanley Kallis / Producer: Andrew Susskind / Director of Photography: Terry K. Meade, A.S.C. / Editor: Edward A. Biery / Choreography: Tad Tadlock / Art Director: Jan Scott / Edited by: Edward E. Biery, A.C.E. / Casting: Lynn Stalmaster, Toni Howard & Associates, Geil Eisenstadt; Production Manager: Wallace Worsley / First Assistant Director: Katy Emde / Second Assistant Director: John Kretxhmer / Script Supervisor: Esther Vivante / Production Coordinator: Sue Dwiggans / DGA Trainee: Stephanie Revesz / Set Decorator: Bob Checchi / Camera Operator: Robert McBride / Gaffer: Paul Petzoldt / Ket Grip: Ted Harrison / Costumer: Peter Saldutti / Costume Designer: Brienne / Hairdresser: Connie Nichols / Makeup: Mark Reedall / Property Master: Gerald moss / Transportation Coordinator: John Feinblatt / Location Manager: Ryan Rosenberg, Paul Henley / Production Accountant: William Rodenbaugh / Assistant Accountant: Iris Hedrick / Flamenco Consultant: Roberto Amaral / Assistant Producer: Anne Gage / Researcher: Lewis Meltzer / Production Assistants: Jon Biegenzahn, Lynn Goldhaber, Laurie Kallis, Carey Ludwig, Keith Waldman / Sound Mixer: Don Johnson / Sound Re-recording: Don McDougall / Music Editor: Dan Carlin, La Da Productions / Music Coordinator: Frank Capp / Assistant Editor: Melissa Wye / Sound Effects: Sound FX, Inc. / Titles and Opticals: Westheimer Co. / Lenses and Panaflex Camera by: Panavision / Color: CFI / © 1983 The Sussking Company Incorporated.
Based on the life and times of silverscreen goddess, Rita Hayworth. This film shows in detail her happiest and saddest moments, the men she dated and her successful career as an actress as well as many other aspects of her life. In the tradition of TV star’s biographies, this skin-deep dramatization of the Hollywood sex queen chronicles her early career as a dancer and her evolution into a film star, spanning the years 1934 to 1952, and put Lynda Carter in the spotlight with the Israeli actor Aharon Ipahale as Aly Khan.
On screen she was adored by millions as Hollywood's premier Love Goddess of the 1940's and 50's. Off screen, her personal life was ruled by men and haunted by the Hollywood image she could never live up to.
With used car salesman Ed Judson as her agent, young Margarita Cansino lands a seven year contract with Columbia Pictures and becomes Rita Hayworth. Her rise to stardom and fame is meteoric, but has its price as the tyrannical head of Columbia, Harry Cohn, attempts to control her entire life. She tries to escape his clutches and find happiness by eloping with Judson but she discovers that he sees the marriage as nothing more than a lucrative business merger. After divorcing Judson, she marries the legendary actor-writer-director Orson Welles, who proves to be more of a genius than a husband. She leaves him and goes on a publicity tour in Europe, after being warned by Cohn to Stay away from men. But she finds herself in love again when her passions are ignited by the Moslem Prince Aly-Kahn. Cohn is infuriated when she marries the Prince and gives up her career for him. But the Prince has no intentions of giving up his philandering ways, and Rita's vision of a happy family life is once again shattered. When she returns to Hollywood, Cohn has his revenge by forcing a second-rate script on her for her comeback film. Rita, however, finally realizes her clout as an international star and threatens to walk out on Cohn if she isn't given bet-ter scripts. When he backs down for the first time, she finally feels in control of her life —and gains a new spirit of pride and independence.
Starring: LYNDA CARTER, MICHAEL LERNER, JOHN CONSIDINE, ALEJANDRO REY.
Executive Producer: DAVID SUSSKIND.
Directed by JAMES GOLDSTONE.
Written by E. ARTHUR KEAN Based on the book "RITA HAYWORTH: THE TIME, THE PLACE AND THE WOMAN' by JOHN KORAL.
Running time: 95 Minutes. Release Date: 1983.
RUNNING TIME: 1:35:00 [95 minutes]. VHS: Available on VHS in the USA [214-406] and in Norway. [Check out the "VHS/LD/VCD/DVD" section for further details ]. DVD: Available on DVD only in Brazil. [Check out the "VHS/LD/VCD/DVD" section for further details ]. INFO: The film was lavishly criticized as light-hearted and skin-deep. VIDEO:  "WLV-70007.WMV". "LET THERE BE SONG" as performed by Lynda on the movie.  "WLV-70008.WMV". "PUT THE BLAME ON MAME" as performed by Lynda on the movie TRIVIA: [•] Based on John Kobal’s book “Rita Hayworth: The Time, the Place and the Woman”. [•] Lynda Carter had to wear a red wig and brown contact lens in order to conceal her blue eyes. [•] Aharon Iphale made it big playing the mummy on "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns".
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