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Body and Soul

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Written and directed by independent auteur [[Performer~P102720~Oscar Micheaux~oscarmicheaux]], the low-budget silent film Body and Soul is significant as the film debut of actor [[Performer~P60719~Paul Robeson~paulrobeson]]. He leads the largely African-American cast as the Reverend Isaiah T. Jenkins, a minister who lies, cheats, and steals. He's really an escaped convict and con artist posing as a Reverend. Even though he takes his flask with him to church, his followers believe in him. An upstanding...more

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