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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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Chris Emery
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Steve Emery
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Max Fabian
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Veronica Huebling
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Inspector Smythe
Howard Wendell ...
Anderson
Karel Stepanek ...
Walters
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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
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Martin, Wittol's Henchman
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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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29 July 1952 (USA)  »

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Girl from Amen Valley  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chris Emery: Would you like to come in?
Max Fabian: Everything thrives in the tropics, including gossip. It might be better if I didn't.
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Connections

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Trinidad Lady
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Written by Lester Lee and Bob Russell
Performed by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Jo Ann Greer)
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It's Hayworth's film, not Ford's
22 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found it odd that reviewers, and the plot summary, center on Glenn Ford coming to investigate his brother's murder.

The plot does not actually center on this, since Ford comes a bit late into the film. Moreover, he is skeptical that his brother committed suicide, but murder is not established until later in the film.

The spotlight is really on Rita Hayworth, who plays the role very well, being both good at being the cabaret singer-dancer that she is, and a straightforward and caring person hoping to help the British authorities bring justice to the case. It is, as barely noted, actually a spy thriller! And it is very well done, given that one cannot actually discern if the spies are committed Nazis or some kind of eastern Europeans--in other words, as distinct from other cold war era films it doesn't go after the Russians as well it might have.


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