New Rochelle Plays Hollywood: "Body and Soul" (1947)

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Starring John Garfield and Lilli Palmer.  Directed by Robert Rossin (104 minutes)  

A moving film which comes to grips with the clash between the two sides of a man born into poverty---the drive for money and fame on the one hand and a moral code on the other.  Spectacular cinematography by James Wong Howe and an intense performance by Garfield leading to a best actor Academy Award nomination.  Nominated for two other Academy Awards; winner of one.

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New Rochelle Plays Hollywood is a  film series presented by the New Rochelle Public Library. Prior to the screening, film aficionado Les Srager will introduce the history of the film and its creative personnel with a discussion period following the screening. The spring series features films that are little-known, but well worth watching - "Hidden Gems"