The Hard Way

You'd never believe they're sisters!

Categories: Drama, Music, Romance
Helen Sherman pushes her younger sister Katherine into show business in order to escape their small town poverty.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1943-01-13
Run time: 109 minute / 1:49
Director: Vincent Sherman
Writers: Peter Viertel, Daniel Fuchs.
Production Company : Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Ida Lupino
as Helen Chernen
Dennis Morgan
as Paul Collins
Joan Leslie
as Katherine 'Katie' Chernen
Jack Carson
as Albert Runkel
Gladys George
as Lily Emery
Paul Cavanagh
as John 'Jack' Shagrue
Ann Doran
as Dorshka (Uncredited)
Thurston Hall
as Harry (Uncredited)
Nestor Paiva
as Max Wade (Uncredited)
Joan Woodbury
as Maria (Uncredited)
Roman Bohnen
as Sam Chernen (Uncredited)
Leona Maricle
as Laura Britton (Uncredited)
Ray Montgomery
as Johnny Gilpin (Uncredited)
Libby Taylor
as Essie (Uncredited)
Murray Alper
as Joe Duglatz (Uncredited)
Julie Bishop
as Chorine (Uncredited)
Roland Drew
as Roland (Uncredited)
Jody Gilbert
as Anderson (Uncredited)
Marian Hall
as Anna (Uncredited)
Jean Inness
as Flora Ames (Uncredited)
Charles Judels
as Mr. Flores (Uncredited)
Eddie Kane
as Oscar Evans (Uncredited)
Lou Lubin
as Frenchy (Uncredited)
Thomas Martin
as Bill (Uncredited)
Lon McCallister
as Bud (Uncredited)
Philip Van Zandt
as Eddie (Uncredited)
Virginia Brissac
as Dress Saleswoman (Uncredited)
Frank Mayo
as Railroad Ticket Taker (Uncredited)
Dolores Moran
as Young Blonde (Uncredited)
Dave Willock
as Bellboy (Uncredited)
Sam Garrett
as Cowboy (Uncredited)
Dick French
as Playboy (Uncredited)
Jimmy Butler
as Boy (Uncredited)
Jean Ames
as Pudgy Girl (Uncredited)
Peggy Diggins
as Tipsy Girl at Party (Uncredited)
Bill Kennedy
as Radio Announcer (Uncredited)
Charles Drake
as Trailer Narrator (Uncredited)
Faye Emerson
as Ice Cream Parlor Waitress
Ben Hall
as Ice Cream Parlor Counterman (Uncredited)
Harry Lewis
as Serious Young Man (Uncredited)
Jack Kenney
as Theatrical Agent (Uncredited)
Hank Mann
as Backstage Janitor (Uncredited)
Frances Morris
as Telephone Operator (Uncredited)
Paul Panzer
as Miner (Uncredited)
Alexander Pollard
as Butler in Play (Uncredited)
Leo White
as Graduation Photographer (Uncredited)
Harry Semels
as Passerby (Uncredited)
Monte Blue
as Man in Audience (Uncredited)
Tom Coleman
as Man in Audience (Uncredited)
Eddie Craven
as Call Boy in Montage (Uncredited)
Stacy Keach, Sr.
as First Theatrical Agent in Montage (Uncredited)
Jack Kennedy
as Second Theatrical Agent in Montage (Uncredited)
C. Harry Clark
as Working Man at Theater (Uncredited)
Lew Harvey
as Working Man at Theater (Uncredited)
Jack Wise
as Actor Leaving Theater (Uncredited)
Merrillee Lannon
as Western Union Clerk (Uncredited)
William Hopper
as Hotel Desk Clerk (Uncredited)
Edward McWade
as Stage Doorman (Uncredited)
Wilbur Mack
as Stage Manager (Uncredited)
Bill Edwards
as Intern at Hospital (Uncredited)
Edgar Dearing
as Policeman at Hospital (Uncredited)
Emory Parnell
as Policeman at Hospital (Uncredited)
Eddy Chandler
as Policeman at Dock (Uncredited)
Wallace Scott
as Bum at Dock (Uncredited)
Vera Lewis
as 'Aunt Vera Elliott' in 'Morning Melody' (Uncredited)
William Forrest
as 'Uncle Edward Elliott' in 'Morning Melody' (Uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
as Embassy Club Patron (Uncredited)
Georges Renavent
as Embassy Club Headwaiter (Uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre
as Chorus Boy (Uncredited)
Sonia Darrin
as Chorus Girl (Uncredited)
Cyril Ring
as Nightclub Patron (Uncredited)
Bert Stevens
as Nightclub Patron (Uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
as Party Guest (Uncredited)
Harold Miller
as Party Guest (Uncredited)
Tom Stevenson
as Party Guest (Uncredited)
Billy Curtis
as Vaudeville Midget (Uncredited)
Mary Curtis
as Vaudeville Midget (Uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman
as Electrician at Vaudeville Show (Uncredited)
Eddie Hart
as Electrician at Vaudeville Show (Uncredited)
Sue Moore
as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner Executive Producer

Jack L. Warner Presenter

Stanley Jones Sound

Costume & Make-Up
Orry-Kelly Costume Design
Perc Westmore Makeup Artist

Max Parker Art Direction

Hugo Friedhofer Orchestrator

James Wong Howe Director of Photography

Don Siegel Editorial Services

Leo F. Forbstein Music Director

Vincent Sherman Director

Thomas Pratt Editor

Ray Heindorf Music Arranger
Heinz Roemheld Original Music Composer

Jerry Wald Producer

Jerry Wald Story
Peter Viertel Screenplay
Daniel Fuchs Screenplay

Willard Van Enger Special Effects
LeRoy Prinz Choreographer

Elmer Decker Assistant Director

Walter F. Tilford Set Decoration

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