The Set-Up Poster

Release Date: 1949

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
A boxer on the wane, Bill "Stoker" Thompson (Robert Ryan) is determined to stay in the game, in spite of his wife, Julie (Audrey Totter), who wants him to leave the dangerous sport. Unbeknownst to Stoker, his manager, Tiny (George Tobias), has lost confidence in him and sets the fighter up to lose an upcoming match at the request of a local gangster. Certain that Stoker will meet with defeat, Tiny neglects to tell him about the shady deal, resulting in conflict both in and out of the ring.

Cast: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter, Wallace Ford, Percy Helton, Hal Baylor, Darryl Hickman

Director: Robert Wise

Genres: Drama

Production Co: RKO Pictures

Keywords: Competition, Underdog, Wife, Rivalry, Brooding, Intense, 1940s


Nominated Film From Any Source
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1949)