At the Criterion. Published: March 30, 1949. The fight game can number its Stoker Thompsons by the dozens and practically any big city you care to name has its own counterpart of the Paradise Arena. The spectators are much of a kind, too; noisy, bloodthirsty men and women who check their inhibitions at the gate and for a couple of hours indulge their brutal cravings. The human animal has not changed much from the days of the Roman arena. The squared ring is an area where blood is expected to be spilled and when it is not the crowd yells its displeasure. There is, we hear, a sporting as well as a seamy side to prize-fighting.
It is with the ugly aspects that "The Set-Up" is concerned. This RKO production, which opened yesterday at the Criterion, is a sizzling melodrama. The men who made it have nothing good to say about the sordid phase of the business under examination and their roving, revealing camera paints an even blacker picture of the type of fight fan who revels in sheer brutality. The sweaty, stale-smoke atmosphere of an ill-ventilated smalltime arena and the ringside types who work themselves into a savage frenzy have been put on the screen in harsh, realistic terms.
Комедия / Классическое кино. Смотреть. -. 0. +. 29-07-2015, 19:47. 191. 0. Подстава / The Set - Up ( 1949). Подстава / The Set - Up ( 1949). Классическое кино. The Nazis originally set up the prototype of this militia up in 1941 to wreak Beginning in 1949, for 5 years the CIA parachuted Ukrainian. 1949 — Крупная ставка / Any Number Can Play — Элис Элкотт; 1949 — Подстава / The Set - Up — Джули Томпсон; 1949 — Псевдоним «Ник Бил» / Alias. Подстава ( THE SET - UP). Всё о фильме: фотографии, обои, комментарии пользователей, сеансы, новости, рейтинг фильма. Информация о создателях.
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And the great expectations and shattered hopes which are the drama of the dressing room also have been brought to vivid, throbbing life in the shrewd direction of Robert Wise and the understanding, colloquial dialogue written into the script by Art Cohn. "The Set-Up" tells the story of a wheelhorse heavyweight who after twenty years still feels that the championship is just "one punch away. " Stoker Thompson is an old, battered man at thirty-five, but he has a stubborn, fighting heart which won't allow his mind to acknowledge that he is through and hang up his gloves as his anxious wife pleads with him to do. It is, too, the story of how fights can be fixed by gangsters and the disastrous consequences which await the fighter who, without knowing that his manager has taken payment for him to go into "the tank," makes a desperate bid to justify his hopes of climbing back up the ladder and knocks out his rising opponent. The fight scenes are lively and well staged, though they are not nearly as effectively handled as those in the earlier "Body and Soul.
" The director cuts away too frequently from the action to provide ringside comment and this switching to and from the fighters gives a conventional quality to these episodes. The sound effects are striking and give added conviction to hard blows. A small cast headed by Robert Ryan as Stoker Thompson; Audrey Totter as his wife; George Tobias as the manager and Alan Baxter as a gangster give crisp, believable performances. And assorted secondary players as fighters and handlers fill their roles realistically. "The Set-Up" is a real dilly for those who go for muscular entertainment. THE SET-UP, screen play by Art Cohn based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March; directed by Robert Wise; produced by Richard Goldstone for RKO Radio Pictures.