Two Yanks in Trinidad

Two Yanks in Trinidad is a 1942 American comedy spy film directed by Gregory Ratoff and starring Pat O'Brien, Brian Donlevy and Janet Blair.[1]

Two Yanks in Trinidad
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGregory Ratoff
Produced bySamuel Bischoff
Written bySy Bartlett
Richard Carroll
Jack Henley
Harry Segall
StarringPat O'Brien
Brian Donlevy
Janet Blair
Roger Clark
Music byJohn Leipold
CinematographyPhilip Tannura
Edited byViola Lawrence
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
March 26, 1942
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film was in production when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, leading to America's entry into World War II.[2]


Two gangsters have a fight over a woman, and separately decided to join the US Army. While stationed in Trinidad they join forces to thwart a plan by Nazi agents to smuggle oil out of the island.



  1. "Two Yanks in Trinidad". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. Koszarski p.494


  • Koszarski, Richard. Hollywood on the Hudson: Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff. Rutgers University Press, 2008.
  • Langman, Larry. Destination Hollywood: The Influence of Europeans on American Filmmaking. McFarland, 2000.

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