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Ann DvorakHollywood's Forgotten Rebel$
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Christina Rice

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813144269

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.001.0001

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Ann Dvorak

Christina Rice

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter details Ann’s 1936 lawsuit against the Warner Bros., in which she attempted to secure an early release from her long-term contract. Ann set the stage for Bette Davis and James Cagney, who also took Warner Bros. to court in 1936, though their cases have been discussed often while Ann’s has been largely ignored. Also covered is the aftermath of the court’s decisions and Ann’s continued battles with her studio as well as the early cancelation of her contract.

Keywords:   lawsuit, court, studio system, illness, contract, Bette Davis, James Cagney

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