A Free Soul (1931) Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard
Director: Clarence Brown
Co-stars: Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason, Clark Gable
93 minutes, Black and White
DVD: Region 1
Stephen Ashe, an upper class alcoholic defense attourney, successfully defends local mobster Ace Wilfong in a murder case. After his daughter Jan Ashe breaks her engagement to polo player Dwight Winthrop and starts an affair with Wilfong, she finds that the liason is not easily severed when she wants out. Winthrop earns Miss Ashe's true affections by killing Wilfong to break his grip on her. Now the question is, can Stephen Ashe save Winthrop with an impassioned defense speech to the jury?