I knew that I had an audience, that people really were interested in my work, and they would go to see a film because I was in it, and I had a responsibility toward them, among other things. I couldn’t bear to disappoint them by doing indifferent work at an indifferent film. And Warner… Jack would cast me in an indifferent film and an indifferent role, and I thought, “I’ll have to refuse, I must do it,” and I did, and of course, I was put on suspension. Now, the contracts allowed that in those days.  If you said, “No, I don’t want to do this part,” they would then suspend the contract for the length of time it took another actress to play the role, and they would take that period of time, tack it on to the end of the contract.  So in May of 1943, I found myself with six months of suspension time.”