Marked Woman. 1937. USA. Directed by Lloyd Bacon. 35mm. 97 min.
In 1936, after receiving uninspiring script after uninspiring script, Bette Davis sued Warner Bros. to release her from her contract. She lost the lawsuit, but her tenacity paid off and landed her Marked Woman, in which she stars as an increasingly empowered nightclub hostess who stands up to her abusive and nefarious boss.