The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 23, 1928

A Free Soul. The Ashes of San Francisco were a haughty clan, not given traditionally to consorting with the common people. But Stephen Ashe, pater of the family, went abruptly modern and brought up his daughter to disregard the devil of the population dregs. He was an acute lawyer, friend of sharpers, sporting souls, and men selling rum. These he introduced freely to his daughter, on the grounds that she was mistress of her soul. She married an important gambler who, conventional creature, presently shot a man for yearning for his wife....

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