"A new kind of man, a new kind of world". This is how lusty Jan Ashe (Shearer) describes sinister stud Ace Wilfong (Gable). She might have been describing Gable himself who, still in his first year in movies, became a star in this hard-breathing melodrama of the old school.
Shearer plays a spoiled, high-powered filly whose alcoholic barrister dad (Barrymore) has encouraged her to follow his indulgent lead. Her desires configure around gangster Gable, who was terrified that in one scene he actually had to push around one of MGM's most prestigious divas. Women fans of
the time loved it. The hormones flow freely in A FREE SOUL, and the film's best moments are when ...