Produced in 1947, this film received three Oscar ominations. It's a story of a fighter who gets drawn into the corruption of the boxing world. John Garfield does an excellent job in the role, which, I understand, parallels some of his own early life growing up on the streets of New York. Lilli Palmer, cast as his "nice" girlfriend does a good job too. But Hazel Brooks, his sultry gold digger girlfriend seems to be overacting the whole time. And his mother, played by Anne Revere, doesn't come across as Jewish, which is what the role calls for. But yet, the film moved quickly and held my interest throughout and the tension was there the whole time. Will he or won't he throw the fight? It's not until the very end, after a scene using the best film editing and cinematography available at the time, that we finally find out. I also like the song "Body and Soul" which was played in the background throughout and I found myself humming the tune all the next day. This is a tight, well-done video, and certainly worth seeing. I do recommend it. I just stop short though of rating it a #5.