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

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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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25 August 1949 (Australia)  »

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$1,984,000 (estimated)
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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Saturday 10 November 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by New York City Monday 7 January 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) and by Los Angeles Friday 22 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in San Francisco it was first telecast 1 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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Rigby: Look, why don't you stop acting like you're alone in the jungle?
Elizabeth: I'm not?
Rigby: OK, so you are, but you'd be surprised how nice the birds and the beasts can be if you'll only give them a chance.
Elizabeth: Tell me, Rigby, do you fly, walk on all fours...or crawl?
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Fiesta
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Music by Miklós Rózsa
Lyrics by William Katz
Sung by extras in fiesta scenes
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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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