The New Pictures, Oct. 20, 1947

Body and Soul (Enterprise; United Artists) is a catchy but not very relevant title for a picture about prize fighting. The body is symbolized by materialistic Hazel Brooks and the soul by idealistic Lilli Palmer.

The story: a Jewish boy (John Garfield) of New York's Lower East Side, short on money and long on push, graduates from the amateur fighter class and travels fast. The faster he travels, the dirtier the racket gets. He is disgusted, but in his vanity and his desire for money he rationalizes about the general ugliness of the ringside...

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