Flesh (1932 film)

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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 date
  • December 8, 1932 (1932-12-08)
Running time
96 min.
Country United States
Language English/German
Budget $480,000[1]
Box office $837,000[1]

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.

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  • 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.[2]

Box office[edit]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "That Barton Fink Feeling": An Interview with the Brothers Coen, cinepad.com; accessed 28 July 2015.

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