Just discovered this shot from the set of one of my favourite movies, “THE SET UP” (1949)
Looks like director Robert Wise is showing Audrey Totter how to pray!
Robert Ryan fixes his tie as he looks on.
Wise had just tackled Noir in BORN TO KILL in 1947 and westerns in BLOOD ON THE MOON in 1948.
A year after “The Set Up”, he would do another classic in the genre of sci-fi – THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.
Small wonder Mr. Wise didn’t remain an editor for very long.