How a Warner Brother Stole Warner Brothers from the Warner Brothers

Jeff B. Cohen
Beware of a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Beware of a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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To have a good enemy, choose a friend. He knows where to strike.

—Diane de Poitiers

You are probably familiar with Warner Brothers, the behemoth studio that produced such awesome films as Casablanca, Harry Potter, Superman, and, arguably the greatest film of all time, The Goonies. (Please note that the opinions of the author are not necessarily shared by the bigwigs of The American Bar Association.) The Warner Brother you would likely know is Jack Warner. You might even have a picture of him in your mind: his infectious grin, a pencil-thin mustache, slicked back hair.

You probably don’t recall the names of Jack’s three older brothers: Harry, Albert, and Sam. There’s a reason for that. Please, let me explain.

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