The Bribe

The Bribe is a 1949 American film noir directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Marguerite Roberts, based on a story written by Frederick Nebel. The drama features Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, and Vincent Price.


Federal agent Rigby (Robert Taylor) travels to Los Trancos on the island of Carlotta (somewhere off the coast of Central America) to break up a war-surplus aircraft engine racket and finds himself tempted by corruption, namely Elizabeth Hintten (Ava Gardner), a café singer married to Tug Hintten (John Hodiak), a drunken ex-pilot.

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    contentLocation Caribbean
    director Robert Zigler Leonard
    editor Gene Ruggiero
    genre crime drama
    keywords central america federal agent married
    musicBy Miklós Rózsa
    producer Pandro S. Berman
    publisher Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    theme film noir spy