Primrose Path

Primrose Path

Director: Gregory La Cava, Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marjorie Rambeau

Cast: Gregory La Cava, Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marjorie Rambeau

     
 
In her third film for innovative director Gregory LaCava, Ginger Rogers briefly turns her back on her established screen image by playing the daughter and granddaughter of prostitutes. Determined not to pursue the "family business," Ellie May Adams (Rogers) opts for respectability, as personified by clean-limbed Ed Wallace (Joel McCrea, teamed with Rogers for the

Overview

In her third film for innovative director Gregory LaCava, Ginger Rogers briefly turns her back on her established screen image by playing the daughter and granddaughter of prostitutes. Determined not to pursue the "family business," Ellie May Adams (Rogers) opts for respectability, as personified by clean-limbed Ed Wallace (Joel McCrea, teamed with Rogers for the first time since 1933's Chance at Heaven). Alas, all of Ellie May's dreams of connubial bliss fly out the window when Ed is introduced to her alcoholic father Homer (Miles Mander), her round-heeled mother Mamie (Marjorie Rambeau) and her equally randy grandmother (Queenie Vassar). Briefly losing Ed's affections, Ellie May tearfully resigns herself to taking care of her family-but will she resort to the World's Oldest Profession to keep food on the table? Adapted from Victoria Lincoln's novel February Hill (Lincoln's name didn't appear on the credits due to legal entanglements), Primrose Path managed to retain a goodly portion of the novel's bite without unduly straining RKO Radio's relationship with Joe Breen's censorship office.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
UPC:
0883316287378
Original Release:
1940
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
32,308

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ginger Rogers Ellie May Adams
Joel McCrea Ed Wallace
Marjorie Rambeau Mamie Adams
Henry Travers Gramp
Miles Mander Homer Adams
Queenie Vassar Grandma
Joan Carroll Honeybell Adams
Vivienne Osborne Thelma
Carmen Morales Carmelita
Mara Alexander Actor
Ray Cooke Actor
Herbert Corthell Actor
Jacqueline Dalya Actor
Jack Gardner Actor
Charles Lane Actor
Larry McGrath Actor
Nestor Paiva Actor
Lorin Raker Actor
Charles Williams Actor
Gene Morgan Hawkins

Technical Credits
Gregory La Cava Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Joseph H. August Cinematographer
Mel Burns Makeup
John L. Cass Sound/Sound Designer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Willaim Hamilton Editor
Werner Richard Heymann Score Composer
Edward Killy Asst. Director
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Scott Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Vernon Walker Special Effects

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