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Affair in Trinidad (1952)

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
Max Fabian
Veronica Huebling
Inspector Smythe
Howard Wendell ...
Karel Stepanek ...
Doctor Franz Huebling
Walter Kohler ...
Peter Bronec
Gregg Martell ...
Olaf, Fabian's Chauffeur
Martin, Wittol's Henchman


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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In the time period that the story was set, America in fact maintained two naval bases in Trinidad, one at the western peninsula called Chagaramas and the other in the east of the country, called Wallerfield. They were closed in 1962, the year the country gained independence from Great Britain. There is still a lot of evidence of their presence to this day i.e., airstrips, the deep water harbor, and several still-standing buildings. Chagaramas is now host to a thriving boating industry. It is well known in the sailing world as a shelter during the hurricane season, and hundreds of yachts and private craft are anchored there every year. It is considered to be out of the Caribbean's hurricane belt. See more »


When Bronec gets run over at the airport his bags end up on the verge but in the next cut they are on the road. See more »


Chris Emery: You're Steve - Domenique told me.
Steve Emery: ..and I know who you are. I read about you in the paper.
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I've Been Kissed Before
Written by Lester Lee and Bob Russell
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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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