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Kay Kerrigan commits a murder and then changes her hair color, assumes a new identity and flees the country by ship. She's unaware that she's being followed by Sam Wye, a skirt chasing detective. The two soon develop a shipboard romance. Will Sam be able to bring Kay back to the States and likely imprisonment? Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Tay Garnett had planned to make this film as early as 1936. It was reported at one point that he intended to make the picture for Columbia with Cary Grant, based on a script by Gene Towne and Graham Baker. At another point it was reported that he went to England to produce the film there but abandoned the idea. See more »

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When Thomas is shot, he is wearing a striped robe with a bright monogram on the left breast. When we later see his body on the floor, with the police investigating, the monogram is missing. See more »

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Commissioner Blackton: There's not one of you - not one - that could trail a puppy with muddy feet across a white bedspread.
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Prelude Opus 28 No. 7
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Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on the piano by both Joan Bennett and Fredric March
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Joan Bennett becomes a blond
19 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Trade Winds" is a comedy-drama starring Joan Bennett, Frederic March, Ralph Bellamy, and Ann Sothern, directed by Tay Garnett.

Bennett plays Kay Kerrigan, a young woman who is out to avenge her sister's death and goes after her sister's ex-boyfriend (Sidney Blackmer). When Kay says she wishes she could shoot him, he hands her a gun and she shoots. Then she starts running for her life. To change her appearance, she dyes her hair dark. This turned out to be a boon for Bennett, who took on an exciting new look with the dark hair.

The police send one of their own after her, Ben Blodgett (Ralph Bellamy) and one of their ex-own, the womanizing, slippery Sam Wye (March), now a detective who spends a lot of time coming on to women. He's also romancing his secretary Jean (Ann Sothern). He agrees to search for Kay and manages to get away from from Jean and hop a boat. He gets a line on Kay, and when Jean next appears, she's an assistant to Kay. Then Sam finds out there's a $100,000 award on Kay's head. Small problem - he falls madly in love with Kay.

Fun comedy that slows up in the middle, with good performances by a relaxed March, a very funny Sothern, a lovely Bennett, and Bellamy as an overblown police detective. Not the best, but not bad - except for some of the process shots.


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