Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight, but when Charley's father is accidentally killed, Charley sets up a... See full summary »
Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight, but when Charley's father is accidentally killed, Charley sets up a fight for money. His career blooms as he wins fight after fight, but soon an unethical promoter named Roberts begins to show an interest in Charley, and Charley finds himself faced with increasingly difficult choices. Written by
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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. See more »
Charley Davis's fiancee, Peg, leaves him a note and misspells his name, "Charlie." See more »
In many ways, 'Body and Soul' is a very typical Hollywood story. It has the 'local boy makes it big', the 'vamp and the virgin', the 'corrupt businessmen' and of course the final moral fight. However, James Wong Howe's brilliant cinematography and John Garfield's solid acting lift this movie above the norm. Every emotion is heart-felt, and the tension at the end is perfectly presented. One of the best boxing movies.
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