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Affair in Trinidad
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Director:
Writers:
Oscar Saul (screen play) &
James Gunn (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
29 July 1952 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Don't tell me I'm just one more ! See more »
Plot:
Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
User Reviews:
Rushed Conclusion Ruins This Film-Noir See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Rita Hayworth ... Chris Emery

Glenn Ford ... Steve Emery
Alexander Scourby ... Max Fabian
Valerie Bettis ... Veronica Huebling
Torin Thatcher ... Inspector Smythe
Howard Wendell ... Anderson
Karel Stepanek ... Walters

George Voskovec ... Doctor Franz Huebling
Steven Geray ... Wittol
Walter Kohler ... Peter Bronec

Juanita Moore ... Dominique
Gregg Martell ... Olaf, Fabian's Chauffeur
Mort Mills ... Martin, Wittol's Henchman
Ralph Moody ... Coroner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Baker ... Baker - Airport Clerk (uncredited)
Don Blackman ... The Bobby (uncredited)
Robert Boon ... Pilot (uncredited)
Ivan Browning ... Fisherman (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ross Elliott ... Corpse of Neal Emery (uncredited)
Calvin Emery ... Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Fisherman Jeffrey Mabetes (uncredited)
Roy Glenn ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Jo Ann Greer ... Chris Emery (singing voice) (uncredited)
Don Kohler ... Jimmy Peters - Reporter (uncredited)
King Charles MacNiles ... Calypso Singer (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Cafe Table Extra (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Leonidas Ossetynski ... Refugee (uncredited)
John Parlow ... Butler (uncredited)
Franz Roehn ... Refugee (uncredited)
John Sherman ... Englishman (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Albert Szabo ... Butler (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincent Sherman 
 
Writing credits
Oscar Saul (screen play) &
James Gunn (screen play)

Virginia Van Upp (story) &
Berne Giler (story) (as Bernie Giler)

Produced by
Vincent Sherman .... producer
Rita Hayworth .... producer (uncredited)
Virginia Van Upp .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
George Duning (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence 
 
Art Direction by
Walter Holscher 
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound engineer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Duning .... musical director
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Saul Chaplin .... vocal arranger (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Valerie Bettis .... choreographer: Rita Hayworth's numbers
Jackson Leighter .... executive consultant: Beckworth Corp.
 

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Runtime:
98 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Feature-film debut of Alexander Scourby.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Trinidad Band:[singing] A chick-a-chick boom, a chick-a-chick boom / Announces your in the room with the Trinidad Lady. / A chick-a-chick boom, a chick-a-chick boom / Your ticker goes boom-boom-boom for the Trinidad Lady.
Chris Emery:[singing] It's only that I do what I love and love what I do / Can't help the mad desire that's deep inside of you. / You realize the fault isn't mine, you are to blame / You want what you can't have, and you're just the same.
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Featured in My Father George Voskovec (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Trinidad LadySee more »

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Where is Trinidad?
Why did Neil write the letter to his brother?
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Rushed Conclusion Ruins This Film-Noir, 16 February 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Port of Spain, Trinidad, the mediocre painter Neal Emery is found dead apparently after committing suicide. Inspector Smythe (Torin Thatcher) seeks out Neal's wife, the dancer Chris Emery (Rita Hayworth) that is the lead attraction of the Caribe night-club to tell her about the death of her husband. Soon Smythe finds that Neal actually was murdered and his prime suspect is Neal's friend, the wealthy Max Fabian (Alexander Scourby) and has eyes on Chris. Smythe asks Chris to spy Fabian to find an evidence to arrest him.

Meanwhile Neal's brother Steve Emery (Glenn Ford) unexpectedly arrives in Trinidad to visit his brother and learns that his brother had committed suicide, but he does not believe on the official statement. He stays at Chris house and decides to investigate the murder of his brother. Soon Chris and Steve fall in love with each other, but Chris cannot tell to him the reason why she continues to meet Fabian.

"Affair in Trinidad" is a film-noir with a not well developed story where Rita Hayworth steals the movie and makes it worthy. Glenn Ford's character is too nervous and shows no chemistry with Rita Hayworth. Actually there is nothing to explain why the offensive Steve and Chris falling in love with each other. The cinematography is magnificent and the plot is reasonable, but the rushed conclusion ruins this film-noir. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Uma Viúva em Trinidad" ("A Widow in Trinidad")

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