Body and Soul


60m 1927

Brief Synopsis

An unscrupulous doctor flees to Switzerland and pursues a young innocent.

Film Details

Genre
Romance
Drama
Silent
Release Date
Oct 1, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Body and Soul" by Katharine Newlin Burt in Everybody's (Jan--Jul 1919).

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Film Length
5,902ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Dr. Leyden, a brilliant surgeon driven by drink to disgrace, retires to an Alpine village in Switzerland and there becomes enamored of Hilda, a servant at the inn where he lives. To win her love, he intercepts the letter written to her by Ruffo, a dashing ski jumper; and assuming she has been deserted by her lover, Hilda marries the doctor. When Ruffo returns, Leyden, remorseful and also intensely jealous, takes seriously Ruffo's suggestion that he brand his wife. He sinks lower when Ruffo takes Hilda away, but in the end he saves the life of his rival and is himself killed in a snow avalanche.

Film Details

Genre
Romance
Drama
Silent
Release Date
Oct 1, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Body and Soul" by Katharine Newlin Burt in Everybody's (Jan--Jul 1919).

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Film Length
5,902ft (6 reels)

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