Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he... See full summary »
In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a ... See full summary »
After his wife discovers a telltale diamond bracelet, impresario Martin Cortland tries to show he's not chasing after showgirl Sheila Winthrop. Choreographer Robert Curtis gets caught in ... See full summary »
The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order, oldest first. When sister #1 gets married, sisters #3 and #4 put pressure on Maria, ... See full summary »
William A. Seiter
Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now ... See full summary »
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
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 »
An exterior shot of an airborne DC-3 with standard rectangular windows is followed by an interior shot of Emery looking out of a round window. See more »
1952's Affair in Trinidad was an attempt by Columbia to reignite some of the heat that Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford brought to Gilda six years earlier with director Vincent Sherman drafted in to give it some of the snappy style of his Warner Bros. pictures, but with somewhat more tepid results all round (except at the box-office, where it surprisingly proved an even bigger hit). It's the kind of film you know you haven't seen before but you could swear you had so predictably familiar is the formula tropical location, a couple of sultry musical numbers, Alexander Scourby in the George Macready role, although in this case it might be more accurate to say the Claude Rains role, since the last half of the movie is pure Notorious as Hayworth's suddenly widowed singer tries to find out just what his millionaire purveyor of stolen information is up to with those ex-Nazi scientists who are staying in his guest house. Ford often has so little to do as her suspicious brother-in-law here that you hoped they at least paid him well for his time. Hayworth is centre stage all the way, and if the choreography of her opening number is more comical than erotic she's the main reason for watching it, although there are good supporting turns from Scourby and Torin Thatcher, a not-entirely-geographically-logical MacGuffin that predates the Cuban Missile Crisis by nearly a decade and one character gets a great last line "If you're waiting for my last words, you've heard them." Neither particularly bad or particularly good, it fills an aimless afternoon but leaves little impression in its wake.
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