A Free Soul

  • 1931
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

"A new kind of man, a new kind of world". This is how lusty Jan Ashe (Shearer) describes sinister stud Ace Wilfong (Gable). She might have been describing Gable himself who, still in his first year in movies, became a star in this hard-breathing melodrama of the old school. Shearer plays a spoiled, high-powered filly whose alcoholic barrister dad (Barrymore)...read more

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"A new kind of man, a new kind of world". This is how lusty Jan Ashe (Shearer) describes sinister stud Ace Wilfong (Gable). She might have been describing Gable himself who, still in his first year in movies, became a star in this hard-breathing melodrama of the old school.

Shearer plays a spoiled, high-powered filly whose alcoholic barrister dad (Barrymore) has encouraged her to follow his indulgent lead. Her desires configure around gangster Gable, who was terrified that in one scene he actually had to push around one of MGM's most prestigious divas. Women fans of

the time loved it. The hormones flow freely in A FREE SOUL, and the film's best moments are when Shearer and Gable make raunchy yet silken sinning a fine art.

Of course, all this horniness is too good to last and there's a lot of redemption involved at the end. Eventually, Papa has to rouse himself sufficiently to give a killer-diller courtroom speech which proves to be a killer indeed. Yes, that's right. When Stephen Ashe is ready to let "the defense

rest," he "rests" permanently, keeling over right in the courtroom. Totally fabulous, huh? Damn right it is.

Remade without spark as THE GIRL WHO HAD EVERYTHING. La Liz is theoretically well cast, but the film simply hasn't the foolish bravado of the original.

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