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When amateur boxer Charley Davis (John Garfield) wins his first big match, he attracts the interest of small-time promoter Quinn (William Conrad). After Davis' father (Art Smith) is accidentally killed, Davis throws himself into his new career despite the protests of his mother (Anne Revere). A natural, Davis quickly climbs the boxing ladder where he eventually meets opportunistic promoter Roberts (Lloyd Gough), who introduces him to some unsavory elements.

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Critic Reviews for Body and Soul

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  • Feb 11, 2021
    Every aspect of this film floored me. James Wong Howe visuals, John Garfield, Lilli Palmer and the rest if the cast's performances, and Abraham Polanski's script are all knockouts. Robert Rossen directed only ten pictures, this his second, might be his best. He also directed The Hustler and All The King's Men.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2013
    sure it's the same tired boxing cliches but polonsky's sharp dialogues and garfield's greatest performance made it well worth watching, for me at least. james wong howe wore skates and rolled around the ring shooting the fight scenes with a hand-held camera, creating a level of realism that influenced 'raging bull'
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2010
    A look at the corrupt sides of professional boxing. John Garfield plays the corrupted boxer. Fast money, fast women, expensive high rise, a corrupted manager that would make Don King's face light up with glee. "Body And Soul" isn't all that corrupt, Garfield's character has a love intrest, a good friend who is looking out for him and a mother who wishes her son would decide to get an education. Great performances by Garfield, Anne Revere, Joseph Pevney, Lili Palmer, Canada Lee and Lloyd Gough. I gave this a 90 but now am giving this a 60. We've seen this story on screen before people.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2008
    Great film noir. A fantastic quote from Garfield at the end.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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