The Way of the Strong

Live Musical Accompaniment
Screening on Film
Directed by Frank Capra.
With Mitchell Lewis, Alice Day, Margaret Livingston.
US, 1928, 35mm, black & white, silent, 61 min.
Print source: Sony Pictures

In my next two pictures for Columbia Say It with Sables and Way of the Strong, again I experimented—soft-pedaling comedy and pulling out all stops on heavy drama. I knew my experiment with drama was dismal. I was too inexperienced to handle the delicate nuances or the sustained moods of dramatic conflict. But, in the elementary school of trial and error—where I was both student and teacher—I had to experiment if I were ever to master this new, universal language of film that was revolutionizing the mores of the world. — FC

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