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Oscar Micheaux (novel)
Oscar Micheaux (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 November 1925 (USA) See more »
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A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Robeson ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Fletcher ... (uncredited)
Mercedes Gilbert ... Martha Jane - Her Mother (uncredited)
Julia Theresa Russell ... Isabelle - the Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Oscar Micheaux 
 
Writing credits
Oscar Micheaux (novel "Body and Soul")

Oscar Micheaux (screenplay)

Produced by
Oscar Micheaux .... producer
 

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102 min (TCM print)
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Film debut of Paul Robeson.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Film, 3 February 2003
Author: artroraback from Chatham, NY

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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