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Primrose Path (1940)

 -  Drama  -  22 March 1940 (USA)
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Girl from the "wrong" side of the tracks falls in love with an ambitious young man from the "right" side of the tracks.

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(as Gregory LaCava)

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(screen play), (screen play), 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Ellie May Adams
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Ed Wallace
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Mamie Adams
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Gramp
Miles Mander ...
Homer
Queenie Vassar ...
Grandma
Joan Carroll ...
Honeybell
Vivienne Osborne ...
Thelma
Carmen Morales ...
Carmelita
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Storyline

Ellie Mae lives on Primrose Hill with her good-hearted and fancy free mother, her drunken father, her younger sister and a mean-spirited grandmother. The Hill is not a good part of town, however. When she meets and falls for a hard-working man, they marry and she hides her past from him. When he discovers the truth it jeopardizes their marriage. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Drama

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22 March 1940 (USA)  »

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(RCA Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was banned in Detroit, and to placate censors the character played by Marjorie Rambeau, a prostitute, was killed. See more »

Goofs

When the "Portugee" (Portuguese) girl steps out of the cantina to call Ed back inside, she threatens to cut his ears off in Spanish, not Portuguese. See more »

Quotes

Gramp: The world would be a lot better off if there was no people in it.
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Shown during opening credits: We live, not as we wish to, but as we can. --Menander, 300 BC See more »

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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

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An outstanding film!
9 August 2001 | by (Charleston, SC) – See all my reviews

This entire production, from beginnng to end, was to me letter perfect. The story, the actors, all of the dialogue and the realistic performance was magnificient. One actor in particular, that being Joan Carrol, stood out above all else. She was truly a scene stealer! What a gem!


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