The Primrose Path
About the Film
One of 14 features rising star Clara Bow made in 1925, this quickly paced programmer revolves around a playboy ne’er-do-well ripe for redemption and the faithful chorine who will always believe in him. Directed by The Lost World’s Harry O. Hoyt.
About the Restoration
The reconstruction of this Harry O. Hoyt programmer combined sources from the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Lobster Films, which is now the steward of the Blackhawk Collection. Among the three 35mm tinted nitrate prints and one black-and-white 16mm print preserved at the UCLA Film and Television Archive were prints originally released in the United Kingdom, where the film had been edited to minimize uniquely American references. A 35mm duplicate negative from the Blackhawk collection and 35mm nitrate print from the Lobster Collection, both held by the archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, were also incorporated. The color tinting reproduces the dye-tinted colors present in the original nitrate film sources. The restored 35mm print has been chemically dye-tinted.