Body and Soul

Paul Robeson made his film debut in Micheaux's silent drama, uniting two titans of early black cinema. The "Deep River" crooner plays dual roles here: One twin brother's an escaped con, the other's a meek inventor.


Release details

Rated: NR
Release date: Monday November 9 1925
Duration: 102 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Screenwriter: Oscar Micheaux
Cast: Paul Robeson
Mercedes Gilbert
Julia Theresa Russell
Lawrence Chenault
Marshall Rodgers
Lillian Johnson
Madame Robinson
Chester A. Alexander
Walter Cornick
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