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Trade Winds (1938)

Not Rated | | Drama | 28 December 1938 (USA)
Kay Kerrigan commits a murder and then changes her hair color, assumes a new identity and flees the country by ship. She's unaware that she's being followed by Sam Wye, a skirt chasing ... See full summary »

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writers:

Tay Garnett (story), Dorothy Parker (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fredric March ... Sam Wye
Joan Bennett ... Kay Kerrigan
Ralph Bellamy ... Ben Blodgett
Ann Sothern ... Jean Livingstone
Sidney Blackmer ... Thomas Bruhme II
Thomas Mitchell ... Police Commissioner Blackton
Robert Elliott ... Captain George Faulkiner
Joyce Compton ... Mrs. Johnson
Richard Tucker ... John Johnson
Dorothy Comingore ... Ann (as Linda Winters)
Wilma Francis ... Judy
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Storyline

Kay Kerrigan commits a murder and then changes her hair color, assumes a new identity and flees the country by ship. She's unaware that she's being followed by Sam Wye, a skirt chasing detective. The two soon develop a shipboard romance. Will Sam be able to bring Kay back to the States and likely imprisonment? Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agapisa mia dolofono See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$738,733 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $100,000 reward would equate to approximately $1,682,000 in 2016. See more »

Goofs

When Thomas is shot, he is wearing a striped robe with a bright monogram on the left breast. When we later see his body on the floor, with the police investigating, the monogram is missing. See more »

Quotes

Jean Livingstone: I've always wanted to see the world... I've heard so much about it.
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Connections

Referenced in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude Opus 28 No. 7
(1834) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on the piano by both Joan Bennett and Fredric March
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This Public Copyright Film is available on CD on Ebay
9 November 2017 | by joyinlagunahillsSee all my reviews

I saw this on TCM and regretted not recording it because it was such a good movie. It is not great theater, but it is totally enjoyable, and the home movie quality of the backgrounds adds to the fun. It begins with a passionate Kay Kerrigan (Bennett) shooting the heartless man whose indifference drove Kerrigan's beloved sister to suicide. Pursued by the police, Kerrigan flees the country. The police send Sam Wye (Frederic March) a private detective who spends more time chasing women than bad guys to catch Kerrigan. Wye's secretary (Ann Southern), and a moronic policeman (Ralph Bellamy) join in the chase. Dorothy Parker was one of the writers and there are plenty of fun exchanges between the principals that are typical of the witty Ms. Parker. There are twists and turns to the plot, and the scenery is great (the technical quality is not great). The movie has not been released by whoever produced it (Wanger, the long time real life Mr. Bennett's estate?), but it is not copyrighted and I finally found a non-professionally made CD on ebay. Fun, good, late 1930's movie. Southern and Bellamy are hysterical.


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