Trade Winds

1938

Trade Winds

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Joan Bennett plays a young woman who believes she's killed bigtime crook Sidney Blackmer. She changes her hair color from blonde to brunette and escapes from San Francisco to parts unknown. Police detective Fredric March is hired to track down Bennett, which he does in the company of two assistants, wisecracking Ann Sothern and dimwitted Ralph Bellamy. March's chase takes him all over the world (courtesy of back-projected shots of Tay Garnett's recent worldwide vacation); when he catches up with Bennett, he falls in love with her. Still, when they reach Frisco again, March turns Bennett in to the authorities, convincing Bellamy and Sothern that their boss is a no-good rat. But it's actually a clever ploy by March to bring the real murderer out in the open. Trade Winds was produced by Joan Bennett's future husband Walter Wanger, who noted the popularity of Bennett's new brunette status and advised her to stay that way...which she did.

Cast

Joan Bennett
as Kay Kerrigan
Ralph Bellamy
as Ben Blodgett
Ann Sothern
as Jean Livingstone
Sidney Blackmer
as Thomas Bruhm II
Thomas Mitchell
as Commissioner Blackton
Robert Elliott
as Capt. George Faulkiner
Richard Tucker
as John Johnson
Joyce Compton
as Mrs. Johnson
Wilson Benge
as Martin, the Butler
Harry Paine
as Captain
Hooper Atchley
as Detective Squad
Art Baker
as Various Police Radio Announcers
Lee Phelps
as Detective Squad
Franklin Parker
as Detective Squad
John Webb Dillon
as Detective Squad
Dick Rush
as Detective Squad
Jack Baxley
as Detective Squad
Mrs. Sojin
as Patron
Princess Luana
as Hawaiian Hairdresser
Marie de Forest
as Hawaiian Hairdresser
Beryl Wallace
as Hawaiian Girl
Paulita Arvizu
as Hawaiian Girl
Aiko Magara
as Proprietress of Tea House
Suzanne Kaaren
as Russian Girl
Gloria Youngblood
as Jinrickisha Girl
Lotus Liu
as Shanghai Clerk
Dick Botiller
as Bombay Carriage Driver
Charles Williams
as Reporter Jones
Tom Quinn
as Reporter
Harry Barris
as Pianist
Cyril Ring
as Party Guest
Brooks Benedict
as Party Guest
Harry Bernard
as Sound Man
W. Beal Wong
as Shanghai Cigarette Customer
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