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A Free Soul

A Free Soul is a 1931 film which tells the story of an alcoholic defense attorney who must defend his daughter's ex-boyfriend on a charge of murdering the mobster[?] she had started a relationship with, a mobster whom her father had gotten an acquittal on a murder charge. It stars Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore and Clark Gable.

The movie was adapted by Becky Gardiner[?] and John Meehan[?] (dialogue continuity) from the play by Willard Mack[?], which was based on the book by Adela Rogers St. Johns[?]. It was directed by Clarence Brown.

It won the Academy Award for Best Actor (Lionel Barrymore) and was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Norma Shearer) and Best Director.

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