Pre-code Hollywood: A Free Soul

Dir: Clarence Brown
Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore
93mins   1931   US   12A   English   

Part of Pre-Code Hollywood: Rules Are Made to be Broken

The divine Norma Shearer stars as an independent-minded young society woman who has been trained by her defence attorney father to live without restraint, and who grows trapped in a love triangle between the monied, kind Leslie Howard and the good-for-nothing rogue played by the delightfully evil Clark Gable.

Her father, loving but consistently sozzled, successfully defends the gangster against a murder rap, not realising that his beloved daughter is about to embark on a lusty affair with the reprobate.


Wed 31 August