The Primitive Lover


1h 8m 1922

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1922
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 15 May 1922
Production Company
Constance Talmadge Film Co.
Distribution Company
Associated First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Divorcée by Edgar Selwyn (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,172ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Phyllis Tomley, a romance-stricken woman, is married to the prosaic Hector, who fears the memory of Wales, a former rival who has supposedly died while exploring in South America. Wales returns and impresses Phyllis with wondrous stories of his adventures; Hector, however, informs her that his "death" was a publicity hoax to promote his new novel; and Wales accuses Hector of robbing him of Phyllis. When she is about to begin divorce proceedings in Reno, Hector is inspired by an Indian chief's unruly treatment of his squaw to kidnap both Phyllis and Wales, taking them to a mountain cabin. Frantic with hunger, Phyllis visits Hector's cabin, insults him, and is promptly spanked. While Wales escapes and goes for help, Hector rescues Phyllis from a Mexican herder and is consequently reconciled to her.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1922
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 15 May 1922
Production Company
Constance Talmadge Film Co.
Distribution Company
Associated First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Divorcée by Edgar Selwyn (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,172ft (7 reels)

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