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The Set-Up (1949)

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73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport

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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Director
Writers
Art Cohn (screenplay) | Joseph Moncure March (from the poem by)
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Milton R. Krasner (as Milton Krasner)
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Updated Mar 29, 1949

Release date
Apr 2, 1949 (United States)

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Robert Ryan
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Alan Baxter
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Hal Baylor
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Darryl Hickman
Shanley Shanley   See fewer
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Kevin O'Morrison
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James Edwards
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David Clarke
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Edwin Max
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Herbert Anderson
Husband (uncredited) Husband (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Anzalone
Mexican Fighter (uncredited) Mexican Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Bloom
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Burman Bodel
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Herman Boden
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Ruth Brennan
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Helen Brown
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John Butler
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Andy Carillo
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lillian Castle
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chase
Hawkins' Second (uncredited) Hawkins' Second (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noble 'Kid' Chissell
Handler (uncredited) Handler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Cokes
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
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Gene Delmont
Handler (uncredited) Handler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ring Caller (uncredited) Ring Caller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Dubov
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Bettor with Bunny (uncredited) Bettor with Bunny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey (uncredited) Mickey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
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Maxine Johnston
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Dick Johnstone
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Donald Kerr
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Jess Kirkpatrick
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph La Cava
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Mike Lally
Hawkins' Handler (uncredited) Hawkins' Handler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard LaMarr
Vendor (uncredited) Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Archie Leonard
Blind Man (uncredited) Blind Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Mack
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Dwight Martin
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William McCarter
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Walter Merrill
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Lynn Millan
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Masher on Street (uncredited) Masher on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
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Jack Raymond
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Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bat - Program Vendor (uncredited) Bat - Program Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Ridge
Manager (uncredited) Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam (uncredited) Sam (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ring Second (uncredited) Ring Second (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Snyder
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Security Guard (uncredited) Security Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Stoney
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Arthur Sullivan
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7.9 / 10 | 6,935 votes