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The Chase(1946)

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According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Joan Leslie was signed to play the role of "Lorna" on March 6, 1946, although she was still under contract to Warner Bros. and had not obtained a release from them. The studio refused to lend her and obtained a restraining order on April 18, 1946 to prevent her from appearing in pictures for other producers. Leslie attempted to void her studio contract, which still had three years to run, claiming that as she had signed the initial contract when she was a minor, she had the right to disaffirm her contract when she reached the age of consent as she did in February 1946. On March 25, 1947, the district court of appeals upheld a April 23, 1946 ruling that freed Leslie from her Warner Bros. contract.