The Way of the Strong

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The Way of the Strong
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Harry Cohn
Written by William M. Conselman (story)
Peter Milne
Starring Mitchell Lewis
Alice Day
William Norton Bailey
Cinematography Ben F. Reynolds
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 19, 1928 (1928-06-19)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Way of the Strong is a 1928 American silent crime drama film directed by Frank Capra. It was produced by Harry Cohn for Columbia Pictures. The film survives through a print held in the collection of Sony Pictures Entertainment (formerly called Columbia Pictures Entertainment).[1]


Handsome Williams (Mitchell Lewis) is a bootlegger who takes in the down-and-out Nora (Alice Day). Nora eventually finds herself in the middle of a gang war between Williams and his chief rival, Tiger Louie (William Norton Bailey).



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