A fighter who let down his guard by too many bouts has been scarred Each blow, ev'ry trace is there in his face It's lean and it's haunted and hard
Robert Ryan in The Set-Up (Robert Wise, 1947). Welcome to November Noir at Limerwrecks. First up is a tribute to film noir icon Robert Ryan. Ryan had been a boxer before becoming an actor, and had a tough, lived-in face made for film noir. Image source: Only the Cinema.