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The Set-Up

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.

Release Date

March 29, 1949

Running Time

72 minutes

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Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan

Audrey Totter

Audrey Totter

George Tobias

George Tobias


Director Robert Wise

Screenplay Art Cohn

Producer Richard Goldstone

Cinematography Milton R. Krasner

Editing Roland Gross

Music C. Bakaleinikoff

Distributor RKO Radio Pictures

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