For this week’s episode, we watch a very early Robert Wise film, The Set-Up!
We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because the episode is full of spoilers. The film is available on streaming on iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, and YouTube.
If you want to read the poem that this movie was based on, you can enjoy “The Set-Up” by Joseph Moncure March right here.
Please also join us again on May 7th, when we take a brief detour into comedy with To Be or Not to Be!
|The Set-Up (1949)|
|Rating: 7.9/10 (6,776 votes)
Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Art Cohn (screenplay), Joseph Moncure March (from the poem by)
Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter
Runtime: 73 min
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Sport
Released: 02 Apr 1949
|Plot: 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.|