Body and Soul

Closed Capationed Starring: John Garfield Director: Robert Rossen
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1947
  • Label: Republic Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1947 - Best Film Editing: Francis D. Lyon & Robert Parrish

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 03/01/2006
"[T]his is both one of Hollywood's best boxing movies and a melodramatic morality tale, taking a skewed look at the American dream."

Product Description:

A boxer wins the world middleweight championship title in a fixed fight. His deteriorated moral compass leads him away from his loved ones. Look for actor Canada Lee, who plays aging boxer Ben Chaplin--he was a middle weight contender before pursuing acting. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Actor--John Garfield, Best Original Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Film Editing.

Plot Synopsis:

In order to support his widowed mother, a poor Jewish kid from the lower East Side pursues a career in professional boxing. His ambition to make it to the top makes him an easy target for an unscrupulous, double-crossing gambler, whose specialty is building fighters up, only to tear them down again.

Plot Keywords:

Deception | Family Interaction | Film Noir | Psychodrama | Self-Discovery | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Before embarking on an acting career, Canada Lee was a middleweight contender in his youth. Lee played aging middleweight champ "Ben Chaplin" in the film.
  • Additional cast: Lloyd Goff (Roberts), Virginia Gregg (Irma), Peter Virgo (Drummer), Joe Devlin (Prince), Shimin Rushkin (Grocer), Mary Currier (Miss Tedder), Milton Kibbie (Dan), Artie Dorrell (Jack Marlowe), Cy Ring (Victor), Glen Lee (Marine), John Indresano (Referee), and Dan Tobey (Flight Announcer).

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  • UPC: 017153100792
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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