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Courtesy of Warner Bros.


The Hard Way

Friday, May 27 at 7:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Vincent Sherman. 1943, 109 mins. Archival 35mm courtesy of the UCLA Film & TV Archive. With Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie. Sherman’s gritty musical melodrama stars Ida Lupino as Helen, a woman hell-bent on escaping poverty by pushing her sister (Leslie) into marriage with a showman (Morgan) and stage stardom. Though they find success and wealth, things unravel as Helen’s ambitions take their toll. Lupino was awarded Best Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle for her hardboiled performance, which James Wong Howe supports with moodier images than are normally found in backstage dramas.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.