The Bribe


Federal agent Rigby (Taylor) travels to Los Trancos on the island Carlotta (in the Caribbean) to break up a war-surplus gun racket and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely Elizabeth Hintten (Gardner), a café singer married to Tug Hintten (Hodiak) a mobster. Carwood (Price) is the brains of the outfit, aided and abetted by J.J. Bealer (Laughton) and Hintten (Hodiak).

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  1. Robert Z. Leonard


  2. Marguerite Roberts


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  1. Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor


  2. Ava Gardner

    Ava Gardner

    Elizabeth Hintten

  3. Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton

    J.J. Bealer

  4. Vincent Price

    Vincent Price


  5. John Hodiak

    John Hodiak

    Tugwell 'Tug' Hintten

  6. Samuel S. Hinds

    Samuel S. Hinds

    Dr. Warren

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • February 3, 1949



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

I never knew a crooked road could look so straight.

The Bribe is directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Marguerite Roberts. It stars Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price and John Hodiak. Music is by Miklós Rózsa and cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.

Federal agent Rigby (Taylor) is assigned to the island of Carlotta to investigate the illegal trafficking of war-surplus aircraft parts. He quickly finds out that it's not just the weather that is hot...

Frustrating! Out of MGM, The Bribe bites off more than it can chew. On one hand you have a cast guaranteed... read the rest.

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