Flesh (1932 film)
|Produced by||John Ford
John W. Considine Jr.
|Written by||Moss Hart
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Edited by||William S. Gray|
Flesh is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film starring Wallace Beery as a German wrestler. Some of the script was written by Moss Hart and an uncredited William Faulkner, and the film was co-produced and directed by John Ford, who removed his director's credit from the picture.
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 (headwaiter)
- Vince Barnett as Karl (waiter)
- Greta Meyer as Mrs. Herman
- Edward Brophy as Dolan (referee)
- In the Coen brothers' film Barton Fink (1991), the title character deals with writer's block while attempting to write a screenplay for a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. At the time they wrote it, the Coens were reportedly unaware of this movie. Barton Fink features a character based somewhat on William Faulkner that Fink consults for help in writing the script.
The film grossed a total (domestic and foreign) of $837,000: $487,000 from the US and Canada and $350,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $49,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- "That Barton Fink Feeling": An Interview with the Brothers Coen, cinepad.com; accessed 28 July 2015.
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