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The Bribe Overview:

The Bribe (1949) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

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Film Noir Review: The Bribe (1949)

By Danilo Castro on Jan 23, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“I never knew a crooked road could look so straight.” In his book Dark City, Eddie Muller discusses the 1949 film Thieves’ Highway. He calls it a case of “Steinbeck noir,” in reference to the bleak spin put on fruit markets and the Southern California of the author’s youth. Suddenl... Read full article


The Bribe(1949). Story about love and temptation.

By Dawn on Apr 14, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Bribe (1949). Crime/film noir. Director: Robert Z. Leonard and written by Marguerite Roberts, based on a story written by Frederick Nebel. Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, and Vincent Price. Rigby remembers, when his boss, Gibbs, first briefed him on how racketeers have been ... Read full article


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Quotes from

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?


Rigby: When I'm kissing someone goodbye, I like to know in advance. I do better.


J.J. Bealer: Well, ya ain't said yes... but ya ain't said no.


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Facts about

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 10, 1949 with Ava Gardner reprising her film role.
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Also released in 1949




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