This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1951 for the first release of The Set-Up.
Adapted by Art Cohn from a poem by Joseph Moncure March, this film is arguably Robert Ryan's finest. Ryan portrays Bill "Stoker" Thompson, a washed-up boxer who refuses to give up his failing career despite the pleas of his wife. With little chance of winning the upcoming fight, Stoker's manager secretly makes a deal with a crooked gambler for him to take a dive, but doesn't disclose this information until the fight is well underway. With his pride wounded, Stoker fights his greatest battle. The fight sequence is one of the most brutal ever filmed showing close-ups of battered faces.
This poster is extremely rare and very collectible.
Despite being 70 years old the condition is almost mint. The colors are very vibrant and the artwork is extremely striking and a must for any boxing fan.
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
This 70 years old poster is not a reproduction or a reprint.
A Certificate of Authenticity included.
B2 Size (500 x 707mm / 19.7 x 27.8 inches)