A Free Soul Poster

Release Date: 1931

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Morally ambivalent defense attorney Stephen Ashe (Lionel Barrymore) gets mobster Ace Wilfong (Clark Gable) off the hook when he's brought up on charges of murder. The lawyer's impulsive daughter, Jan (Norma Shearer), falls for the slick criminal's surface charm and breaks her engagement to upper-class polo player Dwight Winthrop (Leslie Howard). But when Jan discovers that she can't break away from Ace so easily and Dwight comes to her rescue, it's up to her father to put matters right.

Cast: Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, James Gleason

Director: Clarence Brown

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Emotional, Murder, Judge, Pursuit, Daughter, 1930s, Love triangle, Sacrifice, Melodramatic


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