Audrey Totter and Robert Ryan in The Set-Up (1949)

Robert Wise – The Set-Up (1949)

Prompted by Robert Montgomery’s 1947 Lady in the Lake, with its experimentation with the subjective camera—the events seen only from the perspective of the principal character, and the absence of an instrumental music score—I’ve been watching some of the old Audrey Totter films, such as The Unsuspected, with the remarkable Claude Rains and with Michael…