A FREE SOUL – 1931 – NORMA SHEARER, CLARK GABLE, LIONEL BARRYMORE

We just talked about movies taking a step back with sound – they took a step forward with directors like Clarence Brown, who got in his action and his dialogue. Here the director is seen blocking a scene using a set model with Leslie Howard, Clark Gable and Norma Shearer:

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  1. October 24, 2012
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    There was a remake of “A Free Soul” in the 50’s……………..”The Girl Who Had Everything” Elizabeth Taylor, William Powell and Fernando Lamas as the gangster. Not much to speak of really but Elizabeth had pretty dresses and was very decorative.

    • Heather in Arles
      October 25, 2013
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      Some things just aren’t meant to be redone, aren’t they Lanier?

      • October 25, 2013

        Weeeeellll no but Elizabeth was lovely to look at. LOL

  2. October 26, 2013
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    that’s what you call “A Silverly Laugh”

    • October 27, 2013
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      You are quite right, I can’t think of a better example.

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