The Primitive Lover
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Sidney A. Franklin
Cast: Constance Talmadge [Phyllis Graham Tomley], Harrison Ford [Hector Tomley], Kenneth Harlan [Donald Wales], Joe Roberts [Roarin’ Bill Rivers], Charles Stevens [Pedro], George Pearce [Judge Henseed], Big Tree (Chief Big Tree) [Chief Johnny Bluebottle], Mrs. Brundage (Mathilde Brundage) [Mrs. Graham], Frederick Vroom [Mr. Graham]; Snitz Edwards [husband on witness stand], Clyde Benson [an attorney], Charles Pina [indian herder]
Constance Talmadge Film Company production, distributed Associated First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Executive producer, Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Frances Marion, from the play The Divorcee by Edgar Selwyn. Art direction by Stephen Goosson. Cinematography by David Abel. Presented by Joseph M. Schenck. / Released 1 May 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.
Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates (Blackhawk Films collection) [16mm fine-grain positive (duplicated from the original camera negative)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Authors: Novelists - Books: Novels (Romance) - Children - Criminals: Bandits - Divorce - Families: Husband-wife relationships - Law: Attorneys, Courtrooms, Judges, Lawyers - Marriages - Native Americans - Police: Sheriffs - Publicity stunts - Rafts - Rescues - Tobacco: Cigars, Pipes - Transportation: Automobiles - USA: Nevada - Water: Oceans - Weapons: Guns - Widows
Listing updated: 16 October 2011.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Card-Seductive p. 94; Everson-American pp. 201-202; Limbacher-Feature p. 193; Sweeney-Coming p. 45 : ClasIm-226 p. 41 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.