Flesh (1932 film)
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|Directed by||John Ford (uncredited)|
|Produced by||John Ford
John W. Considine Jr.
|Written by||Moss Hart
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Editing by||William S. Gray|
|Release date(s)||December 8, 1932|
|Running time||96 min.|
Flesh is a 1932 black-and-white drama film directed by John Ford (uncredited) and starring Wallace Beery as a German wrestler. Some of the script was written by Moss Hart and an uncredited William Faulkner.
Cast (in credits order) 
- Wallace Beery as Polakai
- Ricardo Cortez as Nicky
- Karen Morley as Laura
- Jean Hersholt as Mr Herman
- John Miljan as Willard
- Herman Bing as Pepi - Head Waiter
- Vince Barnett as Karl - A Waiter
- Greta Meyer as Mrs Herman
- Edward Brophy as Dolan - A Referee
- In the Coen brothers' film Barton Fink (1991), the title character deals with writers' block while attempting to write a screenplay for a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. At the time they wrote it, the Coens were unaware of this movie. In addition, Barton Fink features a character based somewhat on William Faulkner that Fink consults for help in writing the script.
- Director John Ford had his name removed from the picture.
- Nat Pendleton has a uncredited role as a wrestler.
- "That Barton Fink Feeling": An Interview with the Brothers Coen. http://cinepad.com/coens.htm
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