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|Affair in Trinidad |
Black & White
Actors: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis, Torin Thatcher
Director: Vincent Sherman
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Cult Movies, Musicals & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense
A murder investigation sparks a passionate affair between a dancer and her new found love. Affair in Trinidad reunites the screen-scorching team of Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford in this romantic spy drama of international i... more »
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Seen Them All | SoCal Desert | 07/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent "Who-dun-it" starring Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, and Alexander Scourby. Rita's husband dies of an apparent suicide...BUT...was it really a suicide and not a murder. Glenn Ford is the dead man's brother who comes to Trinidad to investigate and catch the killer. Suspects are the widow herself and a rich man she has a relationship with. Others in the cast add mystery and there are a couple of musical numbers by Hayworth. Sort of Film Noir and a very good mystery. Worth watching."
I Was Born To Be Kissed
Gypsy | Canada | 04/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After her divorce from Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth returned to America and Columbia immediately put her into this film, reuniting her with her favorite costar, Glenn Ford. Writer and producer of "Gilda" , Virginia Van Upp, was also on board, as was Stephen Geray who had portrayed Uncle Pio in the earlier film.
It is a noir along the lines of the aformentioned movie, with Rita portraying Trinidad cafe dancer Chris Emery, whose husband, Neal, is the owner of the joint. The authorities show up one evening after her dance routine to inform her that her spouse has apparently committed suicide. Although shocked, she later cooperates with police when they conclude that he actually was murdered and they ask her to help with the investigation. They suspect the wealthy playboy Max Fabian (Alexander Scourby), of the crime, and since he is infatuated with Chris, she can get close to him. Neal's older brother, Steve (Ford) arrives, unaware of his brother's death, but once he learns of it, he is determined to find out the truth. He is suspicious of Chris, but he is also attracted to her - something he tries to conceal. As Chris cannot reveal what she is up to, Steve begins to suspect that she knows more about Neal's death than she will admit. He is infuriated further by Fabian, who makes it no secret that he desires her. This leads to a showdown at the villain's mansion, with a strew of menacing, secondary characters to supply a sub-plot of spies and world control a la Gilda.
Although not quite on par with the earlier Hayworth/Ford teaming, this is an entertaining picture that should please the viewer in the way of suspense, intrigue, and of course, the electricity generated between the two stars. And the songs (Rita's vocals were dubbed by Jo Ann Greer), "Trinidad Lady", and "I've Been Kissed Before", steamy dance routines (created by Valerie Bettis, who appears as the wife of one of the spies), and the gowns by Jean Louis are definately a highlight.
Definately a must for Rita and Glenn fans."
Hayworth & Ford re-team in Trinidad
John Malanga | Pacifica, CA United States | 07/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Affair In Trinidad (1952) was made to re-team Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford who created such a sensation in Gilda in 1946. On it's own, Affair In Trinidad, is a very enjoyable Film Noir mystery thriller with a couple of steamy song and dance routines executed beautifully, as only Rita Hayworth can do. However, in a side by side comparison to Gilda, it is a disappointment, but still worth watching, none-the-less. For those of you who have never seen Gilda, do yourself a favor, and watch it. Gilda is one of the truly great films of the 1940s. You will not be disappointed in this Film Noir mystery thriller, with great performances, some snappy dialog and a few twists and turns that will hold your attention to the very end."
More than I expected
John Malanga | 04/25/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen Ford and Hayworth in movies (seperately) since World War II. The story is quite good, as are the script and the direction. The suspense and plot twists are interesting, and Rita Hayworth was very good in a fairly difficult role. I expected only a steamy romance vehicle, having seen repeatedly publicity so indicating for Gilda and for this picture. I was very pleased at the picture,including theTrinidadian blacks being so favorably and well protrayed for the time, and such roles being very well acted. And there is some chemistry there ! Maybe 3 1/2 stars out of 5 (I don't give many 5s)."