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Primrose Path (1940)

Primrose Path (1940)

Primrose Path





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In this melodrama, a young woman finds herself forced to pay for the sins of her parents. Born on the poor side of town, the young beauty (Ginger Rogers) finally gets her chance to escape when a handsome young man asks for her hand. Unfortunately when he discovers that her mother is a hooker and her dad a drunk, he callously dumps her.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: James Ashmore Creelman, Richard Connell, Gregory La Cava, Allan Scott, Allan G. Scott
In Theaters:
RKO Pictures


Ginger Rogers
as Ellie May Adams
Marjorie Rambeau
as Mamie Adams
Joel McCrea
as Ed Wallace
Miles Mander
as Homer Adams
Joan Carroll
as Honeybell Adams
Carmen Morales
as Carmelita
Gene Morgan
as Hawkins
Lorin Raker
as Man in Diner (uncred...
Charles Lane
as Mr. 'Smitty' Smith /...
Mara Alexander
as Girl in Bluebell (un...
Herbert Corthell
as Herb - Man Getting G...
Charles Williams
as Man in Diner (uncred...
Larry McGrath
as Jake Halpern - Man i...
Jack Gardner
as Jake's Friend in Din...
Nestor Paiva
as Bluebell Manager (un...
Jacqueline Dalya
as Dalya - Carmelita's ...
Lawrence Gleason Jr.
as Boy (uncredited)
Ray Cooke
as Man Clueing in Ed (u...
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All Critics (2)

It's an amiable romantic comedy that has pleasing performances by stars Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea, but little else to recommend it.

Full Review… | September 7, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 12, 2012

Audience Reviews for Primrose Path


An old movie on TV during Ginger Rogers movie day. Not at all like her normal dance-with-Fred-Astaire type movies. She plays a young woman who manages to pull herself out of her circumstances only to be dragged back down again. It is hard to believe that such an innocuous movie would have affected the sensibilities off the 1940's censor boards.

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Super Reviewer

Solid dramatic turn from Ginger Rogers, ended up liking this one quite a bit. Rogers and McCrea near the end are a little too horrible to each other to really want them to get back together, but it still works. Also wanted someone to slap the grandmother a little bit - horrible woman.

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