Hard to Get

Hard to Get

Director: Ray Enright

Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Dick Powell, Melville Cooper

     
 
Dick Powell had already played the poor guy who falls for rich gal in Happiness Ahead (34); Hard to Get is a far superior film in this vein, and with better songs to boot. The wealthy lady in this film is Olivia de Havilland, who at this point in her career specialized in spoiled heiresses. Dick Powell is a gas-station attendant who doesn't recognize de

Overview

Dick Powell had already played the poor guy who falls for rich gal in Happiness Ahead (34); Hard to Get is a far superior film in this vein, and with better songs to boot. The wealthy lady in this film is Olivia de Havilland, who at this point in her career specialized in spoiled heiresses. Dick Powell is a gas-station attendant who doesn't recognize de Havilland and refuses to give her credit when her car goes on the blink. She gets even in several nasty ways, but softens when she falls in love with Powell--thanks to a little nudge from her kindly daddy, Charlie Winninger. As in Happiness Ahead, it is the father who financially smooths the path for the loving couple. Powell only has two songs, but one of them is the surefire hit "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby." Ironically, the title Hard to Get had been previously been used in 1929 for a silent Warner Bros. comedy about a poor girl falling for a rich boy.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/2009
UPC:
0883316165348
Original Release:
1938
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:22:00
Sales rank:
2,234

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Olivia de Havilland Margaret Richards
Dick Powell Bill Davis
Melville Cooper Case
Charles Winninger Big Ben Richards
Allen Jenkins Roscoe
Bonita Granville Connie Richards
Isabel Jeans Henrietta Richards
Grady Sutton Stanley Potter
Thurston Hall John Atwater
John Ridgely Schaff
Penny Singleton Hattie
Granville Bates Judge Harkness
Jack Mower Burke
Herbert Ashley Waiter
Irving Bacon Attendant at Gas Station
Sidney Bracey Butler
Jimmy Conlin Dour Diner
Edgar Dearing Eddie the Motorcycle Cop
Herbert Evans Chauffeur
Ben Hendricks Rivet Thrower
Arthur Houseman Drunk
Arthur Hoyt Man at Flower Convention
George Kirby Servant
Vera Lewis Mrs. Petewyle
Herbert Rawlinson Mr. Jones
Dick Rich Truck Driver
Cliff Saum Actor
Nella Walker Mrs. Atwater
Lotta Williams Maid

Technical Credits
Ray Enright Director
Stephen Morehouse Avery Original Story
Sam Bischoff Producer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Anton Grot Art Director
Wally Klein Original Story
Maurice Leo Screenwriter
Richard Macaulay Screenwriter
Johnny Mercer Songwriter
Tom Richards Editor
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
Joseph Schrank Original Story
Jerry Wald Screenwriter
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Harry Warren Songwriter

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