Captain Spaulding on Skull Island

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We just came from a screening of Robert Wise’s 1949 Noir/Boxing classic THE SET-UP at the beautiful Music Box Theater. It’s a perfect film! J.R. Jones, movie critic with the Chicago Reader, was there to promote his book THE LIVES OF ROBERT RYAN along with Robert Ryan’s daughter. It was a fine way to spend a couple of hours on a chilly Sunday afternoon.

The viewing/discussion inspired me to put together a list of some of my favorite Robert Ryan films. So here it is:

The Woman on the Beach, 1947
Crossfire, 1947
Act of Violence, 1948
Caught, 1949
The Set-Up, 1949
On Dangerous Ground, 1951
Clash By Night, 1952
The Naked Spur, 1953
Bad Day at Black Rock, 1955
Day of the Outlaw, 1959
Odds Against Tomorrow, 1959
The Professionals, 1966
The Dirty Dozen, 1967
The Wild Bunch, 1969
The Outfit, 1973
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