Body and Soul Overview:

Body and Soul (1947) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Robert Rossen and produced by Bob Roberts.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJohn GarfieldNominated
Best Film EditingFrancis Lyon, Robert ParrishWon
Best WritingAbraham PolonskyNominated
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Day 25 of Noirvember: Quinn in Body and Soul (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 25, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on Quinn in Body and Soul (1947). WHAT?S BODY AND SOUL ABOUT? Body and Soul centers on Charley Davis (John Garfield), who is determined to earn money for his family through the professional boxing game. He eventually works his way to the top, but at a pri... Read full article


Three Comrades (1938) in Body and Soul

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 15, 2021 From 4 Star Films

“Germany’s a pretty rough sea if you’re drifting.” – Breuer “But I’m not alone anymore. There are so many drifters!” – Patricia Hollmann Erich Maria Remarque is of course most famous for his work All Quiet on The Western Front, which was adapted ... Read full article


Body and Soul (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 29, 2017 From 4 Star Films

John Garfield was never the most dashing of leading men but nevertheless, he was always thoroughly compelling as ambitious working class stiffs during the 1940s. He had a straightforward tenacity about him?like he had to fight his way to the top. At the same time likable and destined for trouble rig... Read full article


Body and Soul (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 29, 2017 From 4 Star Films

John Garfield was never the most dashing of leading men but nevertheless, he was always thoroughly compelling as ambitious working class stiffs during the 1940s. He had a straightforward tenacity about him?like he had to fight his way to the top. At the same time likable and destined for trouble rig... Read full article


AMY Review: Body and Soul

By Michael Nazarewycz on Nov 12, 2015 From ScribeHard on Film

There’s?this thing called the “27 Club.” ?The notion of it began when musicians Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all died between 1969 and 1971, each at age 27 when they passed. ?While other musicians of some repute died at 27, both bef... Read full article


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Quotes from

Quinn: [to Alice] He could've had the whole world. So he leaned over sideways and grabbed you.


Fight Announcer: I've never seen anything like it before in my life. A great silence has descended over this crowd. They seem to sense the kill. There's fear in Marlowe's eyes as Davis looks for an opening.
Fight Announcer: Davis is following Marlowe around the ring now like a tiger stalking his prey.


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Facts about

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 11, 1949 with John Garfield and William Conrad reprising their film roles.
A remarkable eight members of the cast and crew went on to become directors: actors William Conrad and Joseph Pevney, writer Abraham Polonsky, cinematographer James Wong Howe, editor Robert Parrish, art director Nathan Juran, assistant director Robert Aldrich and script supervisor Don Weis. Additionally, set decorator Edward Boyle directed a film in the silent era.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie onNovember 15, 1948, with John Garfield reprising his film role.
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