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)
|Best Costume Design||Jean Louis||Nominated|
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: Would you like to come in?
Max Fabian: Everything thrives in the tropics, including gossip. It might be better if I didn't.
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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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.
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.
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