The Set-Up (1949) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Wallace Ford

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THE SET-UP is a movie directed by Robert Wise in 1949 and is the definitive movie about boxing.
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Robert Ryan is 35 years old and still boxing even if his girl-friend Audrey Tobias wants him to quit. Tonight, he has to fight a young boxer protected by Little Boy, a no-good gambler. Little Boy has paid Ryan's manager in order to be sure that Ryan would lose the fight. But Tiny, the manager, is so sure of Ryan's defeat that he doesn't bother to tell Ryan. But tonight, Robert Ryan will have the boxing match of his life.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   boxing Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   sports arena    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Is this movie based on a    -   book

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