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The Bribe (1949)

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Federal agent Rigby, in Central America to trace stolen plane engines, falls for the gorgeous wife of the chief suspect.

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Rigby
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Elizabeth Hintten
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John Hodiak ...
Tugwell 'Tug' Hintten
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Dr. Warren
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Gibbs
Tito Renaldo ...
Emilio Gomez
Martin Garralaga ...
Pablo Gomez
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In pursuit of stolen aircraft engines on a Central American island, federal agent Rigby meets chief suspect Hintten and his wife Elizabeth, a sultry cafe singer; and is watched by Bealer, a "pie-shaped man" with sore feet. Rigby knows he's on the right track when Bealer offers him money to leave Carlota. When Rigby and Elizabeth are drawn to each other, the gang realizes there's more than one kind of bribe. Everybody sweats. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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5 Great Stars in a Daring Drama of Love and Adventure !


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25 August 1949 (Australia)  »

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Geheimaktion Carlotta  »

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Vincente Minnelli directed the pyrotechnical climax scene. See more »

Quotes

Rigby: When I'm kissing someone goodbye, I like to know in advance. I do better.
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Edited into Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) See more »

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Situation Wanted
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by William Katz
Performed by Ava Gardner (dubbed by Eileen Wilson) (uncredited)
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Slow story, with bright spots.
12 July 2003 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

Film Noir? (kinda).. Slow paced. Plot a bit unbelievable, but lots of plots are. Taylor talks too much. I really liked Charles Laughton's portrayal, felt disgust and sympathy for his character at the same time, I think it was a gem of a performance. Ava is beautiful, as usual. Price is sinister, as usual. Hodiak is competent, as usual. Final fireworks are very impressive. If you have and hour and a half to spare, watch it and you'll only be wasting about 30 minutes.


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