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The Hard Way (1943)

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109 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Embittered, ambitious Helen Sherman sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister.
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Writers
Daniel Fuchs (screen play) | Peter Viertel (screen play)
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Heinz Roemheld (as H. Roemheld)
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Updated Jan 13, 1943

Release date
Feb 20, 1943 (United States)
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Ida Lupino
Mrs. Helen Chernen Mrs. Helen Chernen   See fewer
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Dennis Morgan
Paul Collins Paul Collins   See fewer
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Joan Leslie
Katherine 'Katie' Blaine Katherine 'Katie' Blaine   See fewer
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Jack Carson
Albert Runkel Albert Runkel   See fewer
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Gladys George
Lily Emery Lily Emery   See fewer
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Faye Emerson
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Paul Cavanagh
John 'Jack' Shagrue John 'Jack' Shagrue   See fewer
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Murray Alper
Joe Duglatz (uncredited) Joe Duglatz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Ames
Pudgy Girl (uncredited) Pudgy Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
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Julie Bishop
Chorine (uncredited) Chorine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Blue
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Roman Bohnen
Sam Chernen (uncredited) Sam Chernen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
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Jimmy Butler
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C. Harry Clark
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Tom Coleman
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Eddie Craven
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Billy Curtis
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Mary Curtis
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Sonia Darrin
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Edgar Dearing
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Roland Drew
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William Forrest
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Dick French
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Jean Inness
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Charles Judels
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Eddie Kane
Oscar Evans (uncredited) Oscar Evans (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stacy Keach Sr.
First Theatrical Agent in Montage (uncredited) First Theatrical Agent in Montage (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Kennedy
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Jack Kennedy
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Jack Kenney
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Lou Lubin
Frenchy (uncredited) Frenchy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
Stage Manager (uncredited) Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward McWade
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James Metcalf
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Harold Miller
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Ray Montgomery
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Sue Moore
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Dolores Moran
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Frances Morris
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7.2 / 10 | 934 votes