THE SET-UP
1949, Warner Bros., 72 min, USA, Dir: Robert Wise

Robert Ryan stars as Stoker Thomson, a two-bit fighter making his grim last stand in the aptly named Paradise City boxing ring. Certain his boxer will lose, manager Tiny (George Tobias) accepts a gambler’s payoff - without bothering to tell Stoker to take a dive.


SOUTHSIDE 1-1000
1950, Warner Bros., 73 min, USA, Dir: Boris Ingster

Slam-bang crime drama courtesy of the King Brothers is highlighted by downtown L.A., Hollywood and San Quentin prison locations as Don DeFore goes undercover to smash up a counterfeiting ring. Sultry Andrea King, George Tobias, Barry Kelley and Morris Ankrum co-star.


NOBODY LIVES FOREVER
1946, Warner Bros., 100 min, USA, Dir: Jean Negulesco

Geraldine Fitzgerald is at her most luminous as a innocent war widow lured into a confidence game by a shady ex-GI (John Garfield). Is it any surprise that the grifter ends up falling for his magnificent mark? Or that the betrayed gang ends up wanting them both dead? Director Jean Negulesco ladles atmospherics onto W. R. Burnett’s savvy screenplay. Featuring great supporting turns from Walter Brennan, George Coulouris, Faye Emerson, and George Tobias.


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