The Set-Up (Blu-ray)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
A night in the life of a has-been pugilist.
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- ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
- Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: September 24, 2019
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Warner Archives
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Robert Ryan & Audrey Totter|
|Performer:||Wallace Ford, Hal Baylor, George Tobias, Percy Helton, Darryl Hickman & Alan Baxter|
|Directed by||Robert Wise|
|Edited by||Roland Gross|
|Screenwriting by||Art Cohn|
|Art Direction by||Albert S. D'Agostino & Jack Okey|
|Produced by||Richard Goldstone|
|Director of Photography:||Milton R. Krasner|
Robert Wise's virtuosically squalid microcosm Full Review
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Never before or since has a boxing film so thoroughly depicted the sport's fans as a mob of petty and sadistic louts who want their pound of flesh and nothing less. Full Review
Rating: A- -- This is one of the top boxing films ever made, along with Raging Bull and Body and Soul. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Its boilerplate fatalism undone by overbearing moralizing and the fact that Ryan's boxer is too one-dimensionally good to register as tragic.
Description by OLDIES.com:
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