Flesh (1932 film)

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Directed by John Ford (uncredited)
Produced by John Ford
John W. Considine Jr.
Written by Moss Hart
William Faulkner
Starring Wallace Beery
Ricardo Cortez
Karen Morley
Jean Hersholt
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Edited by William S. Gray
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • December 8, 1932 (1932-12-08)
Running time
96 min.
Country United States
Language English/German

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.

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  • 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.[1]
  • Director John Ford had his name removed from the picture.
  • Nat Pendleton has an uncredited role as a wrestler.


  1. ^ "That Barton Fink Feeling": An Interview with the Brothers Coen. http://cinepad.com/coens.htm

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