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The Hard Way (1943) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Vincent Sherman and produced by Jack L. Warner and Jerry Wald.

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Screening of “The Hard Way” at the Daystar Center January 17

By Stephen Reginald on Jan 17, 2017 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of “The Hard Way” at the Daystar Center January 17 Classic Movie Man Favorites Series: The Hard Way (1943) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street When: January 17, 2017 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Helen Chernen (Ida Lupino) wants out of Green Hill, th... Read full article


The Hard Way (1943)

By Beatrice on Oct 2, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Hard Way Directed by Vincent Sherman Written by Daniel Fuchs and Peter Viertel 1943/USA Warner Bros First viewing/Warner Archive DVD Paul Collins: [Sarcastically] Every other Thursday, Baby. This cliche-ridden picture about a woman who claws her sister’s way to the top?features a steely... Read full article


Love the Hard Way (2001/2003)

By John Grant on Feb 12, 2014 From Noirish

vt Hard Attraction Germany, US / 104 minutes / color / Vif, P’Artisan, Time, Open City, Vine, Kino Dir: Peter Sehr Pr: Wolfram Tichy Scr: Peter Sehr, Marie No?lle Story: Yi Ban Shi Huo Yan, Yi Ban Shi Hai Shui (n.d.) by Wang Shuo Cine: Guy Dufaux Cast: Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, Jon Seda,... Read full article


The Hard Way: The Films of Bette Davis Opens at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

By Brandy Dean on Nov 12, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

On the head stone of Bette Davis, located in the?Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery, the phrase “She did it hard way” is etched in a girly, italic script. And that sums it up, for the woman born Ruth Elizabeth Davis, the power house actress known as Bette Davis, and most (if not all) o... Read full article


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Katherine 'Katie' Blaine: [Looking in the mirror at her new, very sexy dress] Boy, if I showed up in Greenhill wearing this, they'd call out the fire department!


Paul Collins: [Looking around the train station] Wonder where that dumb partner of mine is. Boy, will I be glad to get him out of this town. Love has smitten him like a ten ton truck!
Ice Cream Parlor Waitress: Never hits you, does it?
Paul Collins: [Sarcastically] Every other Thursday, Baby.


Paul Collins: I've got a date tonight with a lady, a genuine lady.
Mrs. Helen Chernen: [Nastly] That'll be a novelty.


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Several actors with their character names listed in studio records and/or casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were Eddie Coke (Variety Ad Taker), Frank Faylen (Policeman), Howard M. Mitchell (Policeman), Joel Davis (Jimmy, Six Years), Wilbur Mack (Stage Manager), Monte Blue (Assistant Stage Manager), Frances Morris (Telephone Operator) and Merrillee Lannon (Western Union Clerk).
Bette Davis was originally the first choice for the role of Helen Chernin but turned it down. Upon seeing the finished product, however, she mused, "How did I let that one get away?"
Actor Bill Kennedy, who was the voice of the radio announcer in this film, became the host of his own movie show in the mid-to-late 1960's in the Detroit area, first on CKLW-TV (now CBET), Channel 9, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and then from the early 1970's to his retirement in the mid-1980's on WKBD-TV, Channel 50, in Detroit. Kennedy, who was under contract to Warner Bros. in the 1940's as a bit player, often ran old Warner Bros. films on his afternoon movie show; "The Hard Way" was indeed one of them. (Kennedy passed away in 1996.)
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