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THE PRIMROSE PATH


PRESERVATION STATUS: An incomplete (minus 10-15 minutes) print exists in England. Titles appear to be mixed up. There is also material at UCLA

Title: The primrose path / Arrow Pictures ; director, Harry O. Hoyt ; screenplay, Leah Baird. Publisher: 1925. Notes: Silent feature. Source: The primrose path / E. Lanning Masters. Credits supplied from AFI catalog, 1921-1930. Length on release was 6 reels, according to: AFI catalog, 1921-1930. Credit: Photography, André Barlatier. Performers: Clara Bow (Marilyn Merrill); Wallace MacDonald (Bruce Armstrong); Arline Pretty (Helen); Stuart Holmes (Tom Canfield); Pat Moore (Jimmy Armstrong); Tom Santschi (Big Jim Snead); Lydia Knott (Mrs. Armstrong); Templar Saxe (Dude Talbot). Language: English

Melodrama: Bruce Armstrong, the weak-willed son of a wealthy family, gambles with Tom Canfield and writes bad checks to cover his losses. To save himself from jail, Bruce agrees to help Canfield in his smuggling operations. During a fight over jewels, Big Jim Snead kills Canfield and attacks Bruce, who kills Snead in self-defense. The only witness to the shooting seems to be Jimmy Armstrong, Bruce's little brother, whom he has crippled in a drunken fit. Rather than subject the child to the rigors of a murder trial, Bruce confesses to Snead's murder. Dude Talbot, another of Canfield's gang, who also witnessed the killing, puts his own freedom in jeopardy and returns to testify at Bruce's trial, demonstrating by his testimony that Bruce killed Snead in self-defense. Bruce is pardoned and marries Marilyn Merrill, a beautiful dancer who stood by him through thick and thin. (From "The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films")



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