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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 »
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:
Terrific film See more (30 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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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:
Continuity: 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:
Max Fabian:If you're waiting for my last words, you've heard them.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Rita Hayworth: The Columbia Lady (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Trinidad LadySee more »

FAQ

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Why was Chris' husband killed?
Where is Trinidad?
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17 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Terrific film, 8 March 2003
Author: perfectbond

I am flabbergasted by the low imdb average for this film! From the opening credits onward I was riveted by this film. Like Steve Emery (Glenn Ford) I was fixated on finding out what happened to the late Mr. Emery. This film has intrigue, suspense, and no short amount of sultriness thanks to the gorgeous Rita Hayworth (Chris). Hayworth also performs two stunning dance numbers. Mention should also be made of the terrific performances turned in by the actors who play the motley crew led by Max Fabian (Alexander Scourby). The only drawback to the movie is the absurdness of Fabian's plot. He was helping the Nazis secure launching bases for possibly attacking U.S. cities. This is pure propaganda. The Nazis had no such plan. They couldn't even take Paris. Perhaps this plot point was developed to scare Americans into supporting the Allied campaign against the Nazis. Still Affair in Trinidad is a terrific suspense thriller, 9/10.

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