The Way of the Strong
Directed byFrank Capra
Written byWilliam M. Conselman (story)
Peter Milne
Produced byHarry Cohn
StarringMitchell Lewis
Alice Day
William Norton Bailey
CinematographyBen F. Reynolds
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 19, 1928 (1928-06-19)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (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).