Trade Winds Movie

1938

These are still photographs which support the 1938 movie Trade Winds. One of the first films Ned Scott was to shoot for independent producer Walter Wanger, Trade Winds established the bona fides for Scott in the mind of Wanger and other film industry professionals.  One can stop to muse over that fact that Scott shot many portraits of Joan Bennett, Walter Wanger's wife, and that these images were well received, if not applauded.  He had also done so in the 1937 film Vogues of 1938 in which Joan starred as well.  But it's what happened next which gives me the impression that a certain buzz was created around these photographs for Trade Winds.  Life Magazine printed a full page image Ned Scott shot of Joan's young daughter who was seated on the brick step outside the Wanger's front door.  It was the October issue for 1938.  That kind of follow-through was purposeful and no mistake.  Walter Wanger continued to show confidence in Ned Scott.   Wanger selected him for the still camera role in John Ford directed films Stagecoach in 1939 and The Long Voyage Home, 1940. 

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Character Portraits

Joan Bennett as accused murderer "Kay Kerrigan"
A portrait of Joan Bennett to support her role as Kay Karrigan, accused murderer from San Francisco in Tay Garnett's  comedic drama 'Trade Winds', 1938.  Karrigan is pursued by Detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric March, and that pursuit involvesd shipboard romance, helter skelter travels and comedic interludes supplied by Ann Southern's character, Jean Livingstone. A portrait of Joan Bennett to support her role as Kay Karrigan, accused murderer from San Francisco in Tay Garnett's  comedic drama 'Trade Winds', 1938.  Karrigan is pursued by Detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric March, and that pursuit involved shipboard romance and comedic interludes supplied by Ann Southern's character, Jean Livingstone. Director Tay Garnett's worldwide detective mystery, "Trade Winds", 1938. Joan Bennet An on-stage photograph of Joan Bennett in character as accused murderer Kay Karrigan.  Kay Karrigan escapes the clutches of the San Francisco Police Department as they search for her after she reportedly shoots and kills her sister’s ex-boyfriend.  She changes her hair color, boards a vessel outward bound for the Orient, and manages to clear San Francisco without incident.  However, hard on her heels are two detectives, private eye Sam Wye, played by Fredrich March and Ben Blodgett, played by Ralph Bellamy.  The plot unfolds with Kay surprisingly teaming up with Sam in a romantic shipboard tryst in Hawaii.  Ongoing destinations include Singapore and Shanghai, but suspicion continues to surround Kay from port to port.  Director Tay Garnett’s whacky romantic comedy, Trade Winds, 1938. tag here
Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy photos:  A portrait of Ralph Bellamy as the eager beaver detective Ben Blodgett with the San Francisco Police Department.  He is assigned to the murder case in which Kay Karrigan, played by Joan Bennett, is accused, but escapes the Bay area by changing her hair color and jumping aboard an outward bound ship.  Blodgett teams up with his old friend, the skirt chasing detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric March, and they both chase after the fugitive Kay Karrigan.  Director Tay Garnett's lighthearted detective drama, "Trade Winds", 1939.  Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
Joyce Compton
Joyce Compton
Robert Elliott
Robert Elliott
Fredric March
Fredric March photos:  Quoting from the caption attached to this photograph:  C-starring in Walter Wanger's "Trade Winds" prior to his return to the New York stage, Fredric March is completing an important page in histrionic versatility.  March has played in more outstanding hit films than any other screen star and in is 41 screen pays has portrayed a wider range of characters than any other film player.  In "Trade Winds", associates say, March is more himself than any other role he has yet assumed." A portrait for Director Tay Garnett's lighthearted detective mystery, "Trade Winds" 1938. Fredric March Fredric March photos:  Studio caption for this photograph reads: "Fredric March is adorned with some beautiful flower leis in an Hawaiian sequence in "Trade Winds", the new Walter Wanger picture in which he co-stars with Joan Bennett.  In the story March, amorous private detective, goes to Honolulu in search of Miss Bennett, a suspected murderess, beginning a humorously exciting chase that eventually leads half way around the world."  A portrait of Fredric March supporting his role in Director Tay Garnett's lighthearted murder mystery, "Trade Winds", 1938.
Ann Southern
Ann Southern Ann Southern Portrait of Ann Southern supporting her role as perpetually drunk Jean Livingstone in Walter Wanger's Trade Winds, 1938
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Production Shots

 
Director Tay Garnett, Fredric March, Joan Bennett, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Southern, Cinematographer Rudy Mate

Movie Scenes

Trade Winds movie scenes
Trade Winds (1938) Trade Winds (1938) Fredric Marsh and Joan Bennett make their first screen appearance together in a fast-moving detective drama which takes the principals half way around the world.  As Detective Sam Wye and accused murderer Kay Karrigan, Marsh and Bennett eventually wind up sharing a shipboard romance.  Joan Bennett is seen throughout the greater part of the picture as a brunette after dyeing her hair as a means of eluding pursuit by the tenacious, skirt chasing detective.  Director Tay Garnett's light hearted mystery drama, "Trade Winds", 1938.  An on-set scene with Joan Bennett and Fredric March.  The studio caption with this photograph reads: Sam (Fredric March) and Kay (Joan Bennett) come at last to a perfect understanding."  After a long voyage west over the Pacific ocean from San Francisco, detective Sam Wye, the vigorous pursuer, and Kay Karrigan, the accused murderer, reconcile in a hotel room in Singapore.  Director Tay Garnett's easy going detective mystery, "Trade Winds", 1938.
Trade Winds (1938) Trade Winds photos: Studio caption for this photograph reads: Fredric March and Joan Bennett, a new screen team, are a delightful pair of lovers in "Trade Winds", Walter Wanger's adventure romance which takes them half way around the world during the course of the story.  The picture presents a new and very brunette Joan Bennett, since she is seen with dark brown hair except in the opening sequences." An off-set photograph supporting Director Tay Garnett's lighthearted murder mystery, "Trade Winds", 1938. Trade Winds (1938) Joan Bennett and Fredric March join forces for the first time in a film of mystery, intrigue and far-flung places.  Bennett plays accused murderer Kay Karrigan, and March plays the role of the detective who is determined to track her down after she escapes from San Francisco.  Things change for the better along the way, however, as Sam's skirt chasing tendencies finally get the best of him. He and Kay share a shipboard romance and become friends as well as lovers.  Here they enjoy a jinrikisha ride through the outkirts of Singapore.  Director Tay Garnett's lighthearted mystery drama, "Trade Winds", 1938. Trade Winds movie:  A descritpive caption attached to this photograph:  Desiring some information from his adoring secretary Jean (Ann Southern), Sam (Fredric March) launches into his romantic 'line', and gives her the business."  Actually, Jean seldom offers a sober moment in the film because she is always tipping the bottle to hilarious effect.  In any case, Sam has his eye on Kay Karrigan, accused murderer, who eludes his tenacious tracking efforts as she cavorts around the world following her escape from San Francisco.  Director Tay Garnett's lighthearted mystery drama, 'Trade Winds", 1938.
An on-set scene with Joan Bennett and Fredric March.  The studio caption with this photograph reads: "Sam, (Fredric March) and Kay (Joan Bennett) having become good friends, enjoy a jinrikisha ride through the outskirts of Singapore."  Such chumminess between these two was not in the plan as Sam, private detective, began chasing Kay, accused murderer, in San Francisco, but she slipped through his fingers by boarding an outward bound vessel for the Orient.  Director Tay Garnett's lighthearted detective mystery, "Trade Winds", 1938. tag here tag here