A Free Soul
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A Free Soul
Having gotten his high-profile gangster client off scot-free, a celebrated criminal lawyer brings the mobster home to meet his family, unintentionally spurring both romance and tragedy for his rebellious young daughter. This Oscar-winning MGM production features the fine teaming of venerable Lionel Barrymore and a young Clark Gable.

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"Contains what may be the first instance of the 'If it doesn't fit you must acquit' defense: Barrymore wins Gable's freedom by having the accused man place on top of his head the too-small hat that was found at the scene of the crime."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Designed as star vehicle for Norma Shearer, this sensationalistic melodrama about a brutal gangster (the young Clark Gable) and boozy lawyer could not have been made after 1934, when the rigid Production Code was put in effect."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Despite the talented cast, this one ends up looking preposterous."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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