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Directed by Seymour Friedman
Screenplay by George Bricker
Produced byRudolph C. Flotlow
Starring Willard Parker
Lola Albright
Hillary Brooke
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Philip Tannura
Edited by James Sweeney
Columbia Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 8, 1949 (1949-12-08)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States

Bodyhold is a 1949 American crime film noir sport film directed by Seymour Friedman and starring Willard Parker, Lola Albright, and Hillary Brooke. [1]



Tommy Jones, a well-built plumber, is invited to join a troupe of wrestlers, but is surprised to learn that the sport of exhibition wrestling is not on the up-on-up.



The New York Times called it a "dim saga". [2]

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  1. Scheuer, Philip K. (Dec 16, 1949). "Bail Bond Drama Now on Screens". Los Angeles Times. p. A13.
  2. A. W. (Dec 9, 1949). "At the Palace". The New York Times. p. 37.