Body and Soul Poster

Release Date: 1947

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere, William Conrad, Joseph Pevney, Lloyd Gough, Canada Lee

Director: Robert Rossen

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1940s, Mother, Rise, Hospital, Death, Rousing, Underdog, Gritty, Father


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Winner Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)