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Ben Blodgett
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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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28 December 1938 (USA)  »

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Tay Garnett and cinematographer James B. Shackelford shot a lot of the Far East location footage during a 1937 yacht trip. Reportedly Garnett had so much unused footage he tried unsuccessfully to work it into another feature. 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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Trade Winds is a good romantic comedy, mystery, and adventure film all in one..
3 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like romantic comedies, mysteries, and adventure films. Trade Winds is a combination of all three. Fredric March plays a San Francisco private detective who is hired by the police department to follow and arrest Joan Bennett,who is believed to be guilty of a murder and has fled across the Pacific Ocean. She is very good looking so they send a department detective, Ralph Bellamy, with him to make sure he brings her back when he catches up with her. Ralph Bellamy never knows quite what is going on and supplies some comical moments through out the picture.In one scene, at a race track, he asks Fredric March, would you like to see your sister bet on a horse? Fredric March replied, my sister is a horse. Fredric March of course falls in love with Joan Bennett and then has to prove her innocent.


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