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Affair in Trinidad (1952) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Vincent Sherman and produced by Rita Hayworth, Vincent Sherman and Virginia Van Upp.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Costume DesignJean LouisNominated
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Affair in Trinidad (1952)

By Beatrice on Oct 1, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Affair in Trinidad Directed by Vincent Sherman Written by Oscar Saul and James Dunn; story by Virginia Van Upp and Berne Giler 1952/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/The Beckworth Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental The story, a mash-up of Gilda and Notorious, falls rather flat. ?Not so Rita... Read full article


Affair in Trinidad (1952)

By Angela on Jul 9, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

For three years, Chris Emery (Rita Hayworth) has been living in Trinidad with her husband Neal.? He’s an artist, she’s a nightclub singer and dancer.? After one of her performances, she comes off stage to find Inspector Smythe (Torin Thatcher) waiting to break the news that her husband i... Read full article


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Chris Emery: You're Steve - Domenique told me.
Steve Emery: ..and I know who you are. I read about you in the paper.


Max Fabian: At the risk of dislocating your personality, try to remain calm.


Max Fabian: If you're waiting for my last words, you've heard them.


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Hayworth practiced hard to try and do her own singing, but finally Morris Stoloff hired Jo Ann Greer to dub Rita's voice. Greer and Hayworth worked well together and she later dubbed Rita in "Miss Sadie Thompson" and "Pal Joey".
The production of "Affair in Trinidad" is credited to the Beckworth Corporation, named for Rita Hayworth and her daughter Rebecca Welles, but Beckworth wasn't an actual production company. It was a tax dodge set up by Hayworth and Columbia Pictures president Harry Cohn to allow her fee for the film to be considered a capital gain rather than a salary, and therefore taxed at a lower rate.
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.
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