The Bribe (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Bribe (1949)





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In this film, federal agent Robert Taylor journeys to a mythical South American community to break up a war-surplus contraband racket. American playboy Vincent Price is the brains of the outfit. Taylor tries to get to the gang boss by romancing one of the racketeer's wives.


Ava Gardner
as Elizabeth Hintten
Charles Laughton
as J.J. Bealer
John Hodiak
as Tug Hintten
Samuel S. Hinds
as Dr. Warren
John Hoyt
as Gibbs
Tito Renaldo
as Emilio Gomez
Martin Garralaga
as Pablo Gomez
Robert Cabal
as Bellboy
David Cota
as Bellboy
Frank Mayo
as Ad Lib American
Marcel de la Brosse
as Ad Lib Frenchman
Albert Pollet
as Ad Lib Frenchman
Juan Duval
as Waiter
Ernesto Morelli
as Bartender
Fernando Alvarado
as Flute Player
Peter Cusanelli
as Rhumba Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Bribe

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

The whole thing bogs down in an aged plot and implausible dialogue.

February 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It is only the heavies, Vincent Price and Charles Laughton, who keep the film dripping with venom.

April 8, 2003 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bribe

Great cast in good crime drama. Ava is gorgeous and sultry, Taylor a little less stiff than usual but this belongs to Charles Laughton and to a lesser extent Vincent Price as the villains. Good old fashioned film making.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I loved seeing Price as the bad guy in this movie, he seems so nice and unassuming in the beginning that you think he's just an innocent bystander, but things quickly turn dark. Gardner is beautiful, and gives a magnificent performance as the wife that the detective falls in love with. The rest of the cast is great too. But what I didn't like about it was that annoying voice over for most of the movie, it was unnecessary. Plus the story is slightly confusing for the most part, but in the end I understood enough to like the movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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