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~Body and Soul~
1927
~299-18: Lionel Barrymore & Aileen Pringle~
~299-22: Norman Kerry & Aileen Pringle~
~Plot 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.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Reginald Barker

Written by:
Elliott J. Clawson
Joseph Farnham - titles

Based on the short story "Body and Soul" by Katharine Newlin Burt in
Everybody's (Jan-Jul 1919).
~Cast~

Aileen Pringle ...Hilda
Norman Kerry ...Ruffo
Lionel Barrymore ...Dr. Leyden
T. Roy Barnes ...The Postman
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Cinematography by: Percy Hilburn
Film Editing by: William LeVanway
Costume Design by: René Hubert
Assistant Director: Nick Grinde
Sets: Cedric Gibbons & A. Arnold Gillespie

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: October 1, 1927
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