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Peter Ibbetson (1935)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 7 November 1935 (USA)
Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Vincent Lawrence (screenplay), Waldemar Young (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Peter Ibbetson
Ann Harding ... Mary - Duchess of Towers
John Halliday ... The Duke of Towers
Ida Lupino ... Agnes
Douglass Dumbrille ... Col. Forsythe
Virginia Weidler ... Mimsey - Mary Age 6
Dickie Moore ... Gogo - Peter Age 8
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Dorian
Gilbert Emery ... Wilkins
Donald Meek ... Mr. Slade
Christian Rub ... Maj. Duquesnois
Elsa Buchanan Elsa Buchanan ... Madame Pasquier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Evans ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Bodil Rosing ... Undetermined Supporting Role (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love revives, but Peter is sentenced to life in prison for an accidental killing. Mary comes to him in dreams and they are able to live out their romance in a dream world. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Their love defied the world! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sueño de amor eterno See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cooper considered himself miscast in this film. See more »

Goofs

In the film's first scene, as Gogo is leaving his mother's bedroom he passes a mirror in which the reflection of a crew member is briefly visible. See more »

Quotes

Mary - Duchess of Towers: But you needn't be afraid, Peter. The strangest things are true and the truest things are strange.
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Version of Forever (1921) See more »

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Review - Very good film
2 January 2000 | by simon_crbrewer71See all my reviews

A very sensitive and beautifully photographed film, with some strong performances. I had looked forward to seeing it for quite a time, as I had seen it recommended in print a few times. Last Christmas I missed it, but I caught it this time round (even though - again - it was put on at a very early time by the BBC). Basically it's a romance - but one which has a great deal of feeling to it. It's aesthetic appeal reminds me of Letter From An Unknown Woman. Yet when I viewed that one again recently it disappointed me. This one though had even more of an emotional impact (like when I saw La Strada a few years ago). It isn't really surrealistic, but it does have a power and is likely to linger in your memory. The ending is actually positive as well. It has a remarkable ability to make you believe in it, and to therebye become involved.


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