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Affair in Trinidad (1952)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  29 July 1952 (USA)
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Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.

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Chris Emery
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Steve Emery
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Max Fabian
Valerie Bettis ...
Veronica Huebling
Torin Thatcher ...
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Howard Wendell ...
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Doctor Franz Huebling
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Wittol
Walter Kohler ...
Peter Bronec
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Dominique
Gregg Martell ...
Olaf, Fabian's Chauffeur
Mort Mills ...
Martin, Wittol's Henchman
Ralph Moody ...
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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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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 »

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When Chris is searching Max Fabian's guest house, she puts a book with writing on the cover on top her sheer sheath. When they cut to close-up of the book, it has no writing on the cover. See more »

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Max Fabian: At the risk of dislocating your personality, try to remain calm.
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I've Been Kissed Before
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Written by Lester Lee and Bob Russell
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1 October 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

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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