Also, NBC would not offer these shows subsequently as TV re-runs for international sales.The first series created under this agreement was The Name of the Game, a drama with three rotating stars.By the late 1970s, the increasing popularity of situation comedies, coupled with their lower production costs and much greater scheduling flexibility and resale opportunities, surpassed that of these feature-length (90–120 minute) drama anthologies.
(1971; with John Agar, Grant Williams, and Mel Blanc), The Working Girls (1974; with Cassandra Peterson and Bob Schott), and Tanya (1976; with Tallie Cochrane), which was her final film.
Hughes moved on to a contract with 20th Century-Fox, where she was cast in starring roles in second features such as Four Sons (1940; with Don Ameche and Alan Curtis), The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941; with George Montgomery), and Dressed to Kill (1941; with Lloyd Nolan).
Hughes met handsome actor Ted North, who was also a 20th Century-Fox contract player, in 1940.
Following a string of films for PRC and Paramount, Hughes took a three-year hiatus from acting, during which she gave birth to a son.
She did not return to films until 1947, following her divorce from Ted North.