Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance
An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.
A contemporary magazine described one of the negligees, designed by Adrian, for the film, as follows: "Norma Shearer can well afford to look regal with all of us clamoring for her more loudly than ever. She wears this knockout negligee in 'A Free Soul' which you must see. It's tangerine velvet, girls, with one of those trains that is simply 'tripping'!" The magazine article is describing the negligee Norma is wearing in the famous scene where she stretches out her arms towards Clark Gable and seductively asks, "Come on, put 'em around me."
Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant:
Say, don't women ever want to talk?
Jan Ashe: Is it, eh, physiology or biology?
Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant: What do you mean?
Jan Ashe: Ha-ha. Men of action are better in action, they don't talk well.
After the cross-examination finishes, Lionel Barrymore begins his summation to the jury. However, he is the defense attorney. The prosecutor takes the first summation.