Body and Soul
Body and Soul (1925)

Though seemingly a pillar of Tatesville, Georgia, the Right Reverend Jenkins is actually an amoral con artist hiding out from the law. However, his trusting congregation doesn't known that, and they blindly follow his every word.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 9, 1925
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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

A concise, skillful recounting of the story of the Jewish people and their connection to the land of Israel.

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Phil Hall
Film Snobbery

Body and Soul has neither body nor soul.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One of the revelations of this 1924 feature by pioneer black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux is that, in contrast to the faltering technique and garbled film syntax of his sound pictures, he was stylistically assured as a silent director.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Robeson radiates the roguish charm and dangerous looming ferocity of a master con man with a scary streak of violence. Like his singing, Robeson's acting has stature. It is larger than life.

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