Academy award earned by Lionel Barrymore. I'd like to raise here the quality of the performers. Shearer, Gable and Barrymore are truly excellent. In my opinion, the last part of the film, talkative and redemptive, taking place in prison and in court, is a lot weaker than the other parts but all in all, I highly recommend this Clarence Brown film. A DVD zone swinging 60's.