The Set-up

by Robert Wise 1h12min United States 1948
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Pierre Salvadori

It is a very dark, poetic and allusive movie. It's a movie that tells the truth.


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The Set-up
by Robert Wise

Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Robert Ryan : Bill Stoker Thompson
  • Audrey Totter : Julie Thompson
  • George Tobias : Tony
  • And with: Alan Baxter, Wallace Ford, Percy Helton, Darryl Hickman, Hal Fieberling, Kenny O'Morrison, James Edwards, David Clarke


  • Director Robert Wise
  • Scenario Art Cohn
  • Original work author Joseph Moncure March
  • Photo director Milton R. Krasner
  • Set Design Darrell Silvera, James Altwies
  • Sound Phil Brigandi, Clem Portman
  • Editing Roland Gross
  • Producer Richard Goldstone
  • Production Compagny RKO Radio Pictures
  • Distributor Turner

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1948
  • Release date for France10/14/1949
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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