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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:
Glenn Ford and Rita hayworth go down the "NOTORIOUS" path 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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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: An exterior shot of an airborne DC-3 with standard rectangular windows is followed by an interior shot of Emery looking out of a round window.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in My Father George Voskovec (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
I've Been Kissed BeforeSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Glenn Ford and Rita hayworth go down the "NOTORIOUS" path, 21 June 2005
Author: raskimono

This highly entertaining movie was the return of Rita Hayworth to the screen after a brief flirtation with married life and screen retirement. For her comeback, to establish back with the graces of the movie buying public, she is teamed with Glenn Ford who starred with her in her biggest and most popular hit Gilda. This was no guarantee for box office magic because an even bigger budgeted movie "Carmen" starring the aforementioned tanked in 1948. But that was a unoperatic take on the famous opera story Carmen with a woefully miscast Glenn Ford in a Tyrone Power like role. Avoid that movie. But going back here to the mystery and intrigue of Gilda, this movie was a box office hit unlike the earlier comment mistakenly claimed and was one of the 23 biggest hits of its year. ( I don't know the exact rank). And Glenn Ford was wooed away from Columbia by MGM with a bigger paycheck and Hayworth stayed on at Columbia through the late fifties. The plot a mismash of Notorious and the earlier Gilda as Hayworth plays the temptress who is really an innocent who all men cannot resist. Her husband is murdered and his brother shows up to find things more fishy than they really are. One thing about Hayworth, she could hoof for sure and sell sex through dance and the two musical numbers are a delight. Forlorn shadows, dark passages, whispers in the dark follow as Vincent Sherman, a true craftsman, if not an auteur (I do not believe an auteur is superior to a craftsman. An auteur just has a regular theme in the movies he/she directs.) brings sharp direction and well-earned suspense to this fine movie. Catch it whenever it airs or better, just rent it.

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