ALEC Baldwin’s cuff is soaked in fake blood on the set of ill-fated film Rust a day after all charges against him for firing a fatal gunshot were dropped.

The actor, 65, appeared to be holding a prop gun backwards as filming resumed in Montana this week.

Production on the Western was halted when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed by a live round fired by the 30 Rock star in 2021.

Emmy award-winner Baldwin had pleaded not guilty to two counts of manslaughter over her death.

His lawyers Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro said earlier this week: “We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec.

“We encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident.”

Baldwin had pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Director Joel Souza, who was injured by the same bullet, has also now returned to filming.