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Affair in Trinidad (1952)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 29 July 1952 (USA)
Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

Oscar Saul (screen play), James Gunn (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rita Hayworth ... Chris Emery
Glenn Ford ... Steve Emery
Alexander Scourby ... Max Fabian
Valerie Bettis ... Veronica Huebling
Torin Thatcher ... Inspector Smythe
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... Anderson
Karel Stepanek ... Walters
George Voskovec ... Dr. Franz Huebling
Steven Geray ... Wittol
Walter Kohler Walter Kohler ... Peter Bronec
Juanita Moore ... Dominique
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... Olaf - Fabian's Chauffeur
Mort Mills ... Martin - Wittol's Henchman
Ralph Moody ... Coroner
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Storyline

When Steve Emery arrives in Trinidad at the urgent request of his brother, he is stunned to find that his brother has not only been murdered, but that his brother's wife Chris is succumbing to the seduction attempts of the man who quite possibly is the murderer. His feelings are further exacerbated when he discovers that he, too, is becoming strongly attracted to Chris, who is a steamy cabaret singer. She, in turn, is playing off one against the other while betraying the secrets of both men to the police, for whom she is secretly working. Written by Alfred Jingle and Albert Sanchez Moreno

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl from Amen Valley See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Rum and Coca Cola" by The Andrews Sisters was originally a calypso song composed and performed by a Trinidad calypso band in the mid-1940s. At that time the American military maintained two bases in Trinidad. The song is about the soldiers from these bases and how a mother and daughter provided "pleasure" for the "Yankee dollar". Actually, if one walked around Port of Spain--Trinidad's capital city--during this period it was a common sight to see American soldiers and sailors with local women at hotels and bars. See more »

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When Chris is searching Max Fabian's guest house, she puts a book with writing on the cover on top her sheer sheath. When they cut to close-up of the book, it has no writing on the cover. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Between North and South America lie the islands of the Caribbean. Colorful and exotic! Once remote and little known, history is forcing them out of obscurity into the current of world events. Important among these islands is the British colony: Trinidad.
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Soundtracks

I've Been Kissed Before
(uncredited)
Written by Lester Lee and Bob Russell
Performed by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Jo Ann Greer)
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Chica chica boom! Chica boom!
6 December 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

When one approaches a 1940's title like 'Affair In Trinidad', you'll be hard pressed to figure that it's some sort of musical with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, or some madcap Marx Brothers comedy, not a hard edged murder mystery, yet that's what this badly titled movie is. Not that there's nothing wrong with the movie, I liked it. It's just the title is sort of curious. Rita Hayworth is a.. uh.. entertainer in very sleazy club (check out the people "returning" downstairs (cough) and keeps the people entertained by singing and dancing very suggestively to a song called "Trinidad Lady". Actually, she's SMOKING (as in hot!) in this scene, her dress and dancing are amazing. But soon, the police arrive on the scene, her husband has committed suicide, and they want to find out the reasons leading to his death. Glenn Ford, playing as steely jawed as Glenn Ford can, who plays his brother, wants to know too! From there, it's a whirlwind of deception, romance and thrills (well, not really), that is not really suspenseful, because we find out early on who did it, we just have to find out why (and that reason is a silly post-war hokum). Oh well, Hayworth IS pretty to look at, and Glenn Ford is great as usual, so the combination of the two is sorta fun to watch.


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