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A Free Soul

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Original title
A Free Soul
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Becky Gardiner, Willard Mack, John Meehan (Book: Adela Rogers St. Johns)
Music
William Axt
Cinematography
William H. Daniels (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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?
Awards
1930: Oscar: Best Actor (Lionel Barrymore). 3 Nominations
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