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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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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


Body and Soul (1925)

By Crystal J. Anderson on Feb 12, 2013 From Classic Film Review

Writer & Director: Oscar Micheaux Genre: Black/Race Film, Drama, Silent Film Main Cast: Paul Robeson (Reverend Isaiah T. Jenkins / His brother Sylvester) Julia Theresa Russell (Isabelle - the Girl) Mercedes Gilbert (Martha Jane - Her Mother) Lawrence Chenault (Yello-Curley’ Hinds - the Pho... Read full article


THE PANTHER WOMAN LURED MEN ON – ONLY TO DESTROY THEM BODY AND SOUL!

By Richard on Aug 13, 2012 From Classic Horror Campaign

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations in this terrifying 1930′s adaptation of H.G.Wells’ classic science-fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau. Island o... Read full article


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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.


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


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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.
To get a more fluid camera movement in the boxing ring, cinematographer James Wong Howe filmed the fight while holding the camera and being pushed by an assistant as he wore roller skates.
"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.
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