Trade Winds (film)
|Directed by||Tay Garnett|
|Produced by||no producer credit|
|Screenplay by||Dorothy Parker
Frank R. Adams
|Story by||original story Tay Garnett|
|Music by||Musical director
|Cinematography||Rudolph Mate, A.S.C.
Foreign exterior photography James B. Shackelford, A.S.C.
|Edited by||Otho Lovering
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Trade Winds is a 1938 comedy film distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Tay Garnett, and starred Fredric March and Joan Bennett. The screenplay was written by Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell and Frank R. Adams, based on story by Tay Garnett.
Former police detective Sam Wye is on the trail of socialite Kay Kerrigan who is accused of fatally shooting millionaire cad Thomas Bruhme. Kay has taken a ship to the South Seas followed by Sam, Sam's secretary Jean Livingstone as well as police detectives Ben "Homer" Blodgett and George Faulkner. Along the way, through various adventures, Sam and Kay fall in love, as do Homer and Jean. Sam eventually determines that the actual killer was a jealous husband whose wife was having an affair with Bruhme. Kay is thus cleared and free to marry Sam.
The film earned a profit of $71,129.
- Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p439
- Trade Winds at the TCM Movie Database
- Trade Winds at the Internet Movie Database
- Trade Winds at Allmovie
- Still Photos from 'Trade Winds' by Ned Scott
- Trade Winds on Lux Radio Theater: March 4, 1940
- Trade Winds on the Screen Directors Playhouse: May 29, 1949