Tuesday, October 20, 2009

take my money, please

looking for a film chalk full of favorites? clarence brown (garbo's favorite) directed this tale of upper class gal meets and falls for lower class gambler in 1931's 'a free soul.' everyone gets pretty beat up while learning lessons the hard way but above the gaming tables, in a chic little hideaway, clark and norma play cat and mouse with plenty chemistry. her clothes that barely stay on her frame, his looks that speak a language he hasn't quite got the gift of saying, are racy and delightful. leslie howard and lionel barrymore, two men i would mentally walk across galaxies to meet, also star.

photo: norma shearer and clark gable

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