If I Were Free
Directed byElliott Nugent
Screenplay byDwight Taylor
Based onBehold, We Live
by John Van Druten
Produced byMerian C. Cooper
StarringIrene Dunne
Clive Brook
Nils Asther
Henry Stephenson
Vivian Tobin
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Edited byArthur Roberts
Music byRoy Webb
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • December 1, 1933 (1933-12-01)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

If I Were Free is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film directed by Elliott Nugent and written by Dwight Taylor, based on the play, Behold, We Live by John Van Druten. The film stars Irene Dunne, Clive Brook, Nils Asther and Henry Stephenson. The film was released on December 1, 1933, by RKO Pictures.[1][2][3]


A suicidal World War I veteran and an antique dealer, both of whom are married to different people, embark on a love affair.



  1. ^ "If I Were Free (1933) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Movie Review - If I Were Free - THE SCREEN; Irene Dunne, Clive Brook and Henry Stephenson in a Film Version of a John Van Druten Play". Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "If I Were Free Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for If I Were Free". TV Guide. Retrieved September 9, 2014.