The Set-Up (1963)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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The Set-Up was another in the long-running British second-feature series based on the works of Edgar Wallace. Maurice Denham plays a businessman who blackmails ex-con Brian Peck into committing a robbery. Peck is told to break into Denham's house and steal some valuable jewels so that the businessman can collect the insurance. But when Peck arrives at the crime scene, he comes across the body of Denham's wife--and is promptly accused of the murder. Inspector Jackson (John Carson) is the dogged detective who unravels the insidious plot woven by the crafty Denham.

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blackmail, businessperson, ex-convict, frame-up, murder, robbery