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Not a lavish MGM production despite the star power of Elizabeth Taylor and William Powell (in his last Metro appearance, and just two pictures - How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Mister Roberts (1955) - away from retirement), this movie went unnoticed by the contemporary film critics at The New York Times.
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Updated version of A Free Soul (1931) changes the names of the principal characters, moves much of the action to Lexington, KY, and changes the legal action from a murder trial to a Senate investigation of gambling and corruption.
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Elizabeth Taylor was pregnant with her first child, Michael Wilding Jr, during filming.
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At one point, William Powell accuses Elizabeth Taylor of being a "premature bride" in reference to her affair with Fernando Lamas.
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The novel "A Free Soul" upon which this film is based, was published serially in Hearst's International Cosmopolitan magazine starting in September, 1926.
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A contemporary article in Daily Variety announced Ava Gardner had been cast in the lead.
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This film was a mild success at the box office resulting in MGM earning a profit of $116,000 ($1.1M in 2018) according to studio records.
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MGM had wanted to do a remake of the pre-code A Free Soul (1931) as early as 1945 and had submitted a script to the Production Code office in 1946. However the PCA objected to the sexual relationship between Victor and Jean, the murder of Victor by Vance, and demanded various other revisions. The studio was forced to shelve the project until 1952 when a new script as submitted and finally approved.
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