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Body and Soul (1925)

 -  Drama  -  9 November 1925 (USA)
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A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »

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Rev. Isaiah T. Jenkins / His Brother Sylvester
Marshall Rogers ...
Speakeasy Proprietor (as Marshall Rodgers)
Lawrence Chenault ...
Yello-Curley' Hinds - the Phony Reverend's Former Jailmate
Chester A. Alexander ...
Deacon Simpkins - a Church Elder
Walter Cornick ...
Brother Amos - a Church Elder
Lillian Johnson ...
'Sis' Caline - a Pious Lady
Madame Robinson ...
'Sis' Lucy - a Pious Lady
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A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving them both to ruin. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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9 November 1925 (USA)  »

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En cuerpo y alma  »

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The board censors initially had strong objections to the dark and sinister portrayal of a man of the cloth. But with no money left for reshoots, producer Oscar Micheaux shot a quick ending which makes most of the film's action a dream of the heroine's. See more »

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Featured in Movies of Color: Black Southern Cinema (2002) See more »

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Interesting Film
3 February 2003 | by (Chatham, NY) – See all my reviews

Body and Soul is an interesting film. Paul Robeson makes a powerful debut in this film about an escaped prisoner who blends into a small community as a beloved pastor. This film is an interesting period piece and was written, directed, and starred African-Americans in an era where that sort of thing wasn't done. Audiences today would be shocked at the stereotypical performances of the supporting cast and would be shocked that an African-American made this film. Well worth seeing for movie buffs. Robeson gives a great and powerful performance.


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