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A Free Soul(Movie, 1931)

1h 33min | Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance / Love
A Free SoulRating: 3.5/5 (with 88 votes)
A Free Soul is a 1931 American pre-Code drama film that tells the story of an alcoholic San Francisco defense attorney who must defend his daughter's ex-boyfriend on a charge of murdering the mobster she had started a relationship with, who he had previously gotten an acquittal for on a murder charge. A Free Soul stars Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, and Clark Gable. A Free Soul became famous for Barrymore's climactic courtroom monologue that is said to be the main reason he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 4th Academy Awards that year. Gable made such an impression in the role of a gangster who pushes Shearer around that he was catapulted from supporting player to leading man, a position he held for the rest of his career. ()
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Awards & Nominations for A Free Soul

Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Director

About A Free Soul

An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 8 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 06/02/1931
Director: Clarence Brown
Producer: Irving Thalberg
Screenwriter: John Meehan
Executive Producer: Irving Thalberg
Film Editor: Hugh Wynn
Director of Photography: William H. Daniels
Composer: William Axt
Costume designer: Adrian
Production Designer: Cedric Gibbons
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:119718, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/07/2021