Anne Against the World (1929)

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Victor Thorne's 1925 melodrama was turned into a low-budget film starring Shirley Mason four years later. Mason played the title-role, a glamorous musical star having a hard time escaping the clutches of her lecherous producer (Tom Curran. She finds a way out by marrying John Forbes (Jack Mower), who is not only handsome, but rolling in dough. The producer, however, refuses to leave well enough alone, and Anne is tempted to return to her glamorous life. Following this film, Shirley Mason joined her more famous sister Viola Dana in Warner Bros.' The Show of Shows, after which her career completely petered out. "After all those years as a star, it was terrible realizing you had become overnight a has-been," remembered Dana, who had suffered the same fate.

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backstage, extramarital-affair, fidelity, forbidden-love, husband, life, love, love-triangle, overcome, producer [showbiz], rags-to-riches, return