The Set-Up

The Set-Up

The use of real time narrative shows how conscious the director was to paint the underworld of boxing in just 73 minutes. In fact, Robert Wise spent its time wisely, however, through a stream of violence in fight for your life (boxing match) and run for your life (beating in the alley) scenarios whereas the world watching around the ring are cruel, blood-thirsty fans of boxing. Robert Ryan as a tame beast and always underrated ever since.

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