In regard to the money still due me from Metro, I won't quarrel over the extra day. If they say I quit on Monday, let them have it their way. But as for the releases they want me to sign, I read those releases on the coast and refused to sign them because they were inaccurately stated. I'm willing to sign a general release of all work done for Metro, but I am not willing to put my signature to a series of papers which state that I am the sole author, among other things, of "Trader Horn", "Cheri-Bibi" and God knows what.
I wish you would transmit these sentiments of mine to Mr. Hendricks and tell him that when he draws up reasonable releases, I'll put my name to them--and not before.
I know that there are still commissions due you and will take care of that as soon as the final salary payment is adjusted. 2
June 30, 1930
I can't answer your questions very satisfactorily because Milly is still in Europe and a lot of things are still unsettled. However, I received a cable from him Saturday saying that he will be back in about six weeks, agreeing to go to work immediately on his return on an original theme which we discussed before he left. My expectation is that we will do all the writing in New York and that I shall be in California only to go over dialogue on location.
Milly has a contract to do two more pictures for Universal. Under