Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 37
In August of 1931, Ann Dvorak signed a long-term contract with Howard Hughes’ Caddo Company. This pretty much meant that she would be employed by them for a certain number of years, granted they didn’t drop her, but exercised the many options that came up. After strong performances in the Caddo-produced Scarface and Sky Devils, Hughes decided to hang onto Ann by extending her option by three months on February 6, 1932, along with giving her a modest bump in pay to $250 per week. By this time, Hughes had already launched into an exclusive loan-out deal with Warner Bros. that soon became permanent. Ann would not make another film for the Caddo Company.