The political message of BODY AND SOUL hardly reaches beyond elementary Popular Front solidarity. Nevertheless BODY AND SOUL is the product of the most concentrated radical energy ever seen in Hollywood: beyond Garfield, director Robert Rossen, writer Abraham Polonsky, and actors Anne Revere, Lloyd Gough, and Canada Lee all eventually wound up in the crosshairs of the blacklist. The considerable artistry and craft elevate the familiar storyline, imbuing it with new context and urgency.
Kyle A. Westphal
March 07, 2014