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Body And Soul

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  Body And Soul Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.91 /10
John Garfield , Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks
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Directed by: Robert Rossen
Written by: Abraham Polonsky

Released: 1947
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 104

The rise of a prize-fighter (John Garfield).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Powerful acting from Garfield, an intelligent left-wing script by Abraham Polonsky, and atmospheric camerawork by James Wong Howe contribute to a classic, showing the environmental forces which shape a man. If some of the movie seems cliched today, at least this was the film which created the cliches. The final fight is among the finest ever on screen; and editors Francis Lyon and Robert Parrish rightly won an Oscar.

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