Affair in Trinidad (1952)

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Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.



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Complete credited cast:
Chris Emery
Steve Emery
Alexander Scourby ...
Max Fabian
Valerie Bettis ...
Veronica Huebling
Torin Thatcher ...
Inspector Smythe
Howard Wendell ...
Karel Stepanek ...
Doctor Franz Huebling
Steven Geray ...
Walter Kohler ...
Peter Bronec
Gregg Martell ...
Olaf, Fabian's Chauffeur
Martin, Wittol's Henchman
Ralph Moody ...


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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Release Date:

29 July 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girl from Amen Valley  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rita Hayworth practiced hard to try to do her own singing, but finally musical director Morris Stoloff hired Jo Ann Greer to dub Rita's voice. Greer and Hayworth worked well together and she later dubbed Rita in Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) and Pal Joey (1957). See more »


When Steve returns to his brother's house with Chris after the inquest, the black wreath that had previously been on the front door is missing as they get out of the car but reappears as they approach the door. See more »


Max Fabian: At the risk of dislocating your personality, try to remain calm.
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Trinidad Lady
Written by Lester Lee and Bob Russell
Performed by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Jo Ann Greer)
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6 December 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See 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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