Primrose Path (1940)

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A young woman from a family of prostitutes falls in love with a hard-working man, but when he finds out the truth about her background, their romance becomes jeopardized.


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  • Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea in Primrose Path (1940)
  • Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea in Primrose Path (1940)
  • Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea in Primrose Path (1940)
  • Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea in Primrose Path (1940)
  • Ginger Rogers in Primrose Path (1940)
  • Ginger Rogers in Primrose Path (1940)

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9 July 2003 | Handlinghandel
9
| A Romantic Comedy Stolen By Its Character Actors
his is a heartbreaking movie. It's a romantic comedy -- but only incidentally. Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea, though good as always, are essentially plot devices.

My only quibble is that, particularly noticeable in their courting scenes, the lower class American grammar is forced and unconvincing.

Gregory La Cava got brilliant performances from Marjorie Rambeau and Miles Mander as a party girl her broken-down alcoholic husband, a scholar of the classics (who are the Rogers character's parents.)

Queenie Vassar is excellent as Rambeau's still gold-digging mother, and Vivienne Osborne is splendid as her friend Thelma.

This will make you smile -- Rogers and McCrea spring to life in the last couple scenes. But it will make you cry and move you much more. At least it did so to me.

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Release Date:

22 March 1940

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$702,000 (estimated)

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