Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer. (1952) Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, and more.
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Rita Hayworth had been absent from the screen for a few years when she made this film, but as the camera proves, although a bit older, she hadn't lost her on-screen magic.
This film isn't technically a "sequel" to the noir classic "Gilda", but it has many of the same elements. Rita (still with her famous Gilda hairstyle) again stars opposite Glenn Ford, who slaps Rita across the face just as he did in "Gilda"; Rita sings and dances (ala Gilda) in a couple of musical numbers wherein the voice is dubbed by the same singer who sang for her in "Gilda"...
The plot is contrived, and nowhere near as interesting as "Gilda", but it still makes for an interesting film, especially if you enjoyed "Gilda" and want to see more of the sultry Rita Hayworth making onscreen magic with her most effective co-star, Glenn Ford.
For fans of Hayworth, it's worth seeing for the musical numbers alone.
Lovely Rita... this film bears watching just to see her beautiful face light up the screen!
The noirish cinematography is excellent, though the editing cannot compare with that in "Notorious" (or "Gilda"). I find Glenn Ford's sanctimonious hard to take (here as elsewhere).
Primarily, however, this was a vehicle for the return of screenn goddess Rita Hayworth in 1952, after the collapse of her marriage to Ali Khan ended her early retirement. There is a sadness underlying many of Rita Hayworth's sultry performances (as in "Gilda").
She could most certainly dance! No one at the time credited her with being able to act, but she could do that, too. She was so mesmerizingly beautiful that she just had to be vapid, everyone seems to have thought. 34 years old when she made this film, she looked absolutely ravishing.
The film's costume design won an Academy Award, but in the (deservedly) best-remembered scene, she danced barefoot.
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The plot of this movie very much reflects the times , post WWII so the spies are after ballistic hardware. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2014 by Big Bill
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. Read morePublished on April 24 2000
I saw AFFAIR IN TRINIDAD,it was worth every penny I paid for it-I guess what made me a fan of hers, was her"Trinidad lady" number-which was extremely hot,and by her doing... Read morePublished on March 29 2000
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