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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
 
Starring
John Garfield , Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks
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Directed by: Robert Rossen
Written by: Abraham Polonsky

 
 
 
Released: 1947
   
Genre: DRAMA
SPORTS
   
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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