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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 »
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(6 articles)
User Reviews:
Rita's Comeback Picture 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:
The song "Rum and Coca Cola" by The Andrews Sisters was originally a calypso song composed and performed by a Trinidad calypso band in the mid-1940s. At that time the American military maintained two bases in Trinidad. The song is about the soldiers from these bases and how a mother and daughter provided "pleasure" for the "Yankee dollar". Actually, if one walked around Port of Spain - Trinidad's capital city - during this period it was a common sight to see American soldiers and sailors with local women at hotels and bars.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:
Dominique:It is the prerogative of a faithful and loyal servant to be impertinent.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in My Father George Voskovec (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Trinidad LadySee more »

FAQ

Why was Chris' husband killed?
How does the movie end?
Why did Neil write the letter to his brother?
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Rita's Comeback Picture, 17 April 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

When one talks about Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford as a screen team, one is primarily talking about Gilda. There first film, The Lady in Question had them as featured players, second was the classic Gilda, third was The Loves of Carmen with a horribly miscast Glenn Ford. It was after that one, that Rita Hayworth married Aly Khan and was off the screen for four years.

When she came back, Harry Cohn decided not to be too adventurous. Her last big success was Gilda with Glenn Ford, she got Glenn Ford. She was a singer stranded in the southern hemisphere in Gilda, she was again a singer stranded in Affair in Trinidad. Stepping into the George MacReady's shoes as villainous mastermind is suave and continental Alexander Scourby.

Rita's husband is murdered and the Trinidad police inspector Torin Thatcher knows full well Alexander Scourby is behind it. Scourby is your international man of mystery in the Sydney Greenstreet, Orson Welles tradition. Thatcher wants Rita to spy on Scourby and she agrees to find out exactly what he's up to.

In comes Glenn Ford into the picture as her late husband's brother. He wants some answers and nearly succeeds in wrecking the whole project. Good thing Rita's a quick thinking girl, a better thing is that Ford's a man of action, helps them both out in a pinch.

Come to think of it, though Alexander Scourby is a fine player, Orson Welles would have owned this part and even better if he had directed Affair in Trinidad. This is just the kind of story that someone like him could have made into a classic. What a film to remember with Rita with her most well known co-star and another ex-husband as well.

Harry Cohn probably would have shot anyone who brought him that idea, still it's interesting to speculate.

Though Affair in Trinidad got panned by critics it cleaned up at the box office with all of Rita's loyal fans wanting to see her again. It's still a treat for fans of the screen's greatest sex symbol.

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