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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

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. This was first released to DVD 31 May 2005 as one of four titles in Universal's Gary Cooper Franchise Collection. 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 »

Connections

Version of The Ford Theatre Hour: Peter Ibbetson (1951) See more »

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Very sad
30 March 2006 | by Caz1964See all my reviews

This film is one of five on The Gary Cooper Collection,they are all good films,and this one is my personal favourite of them.Its beautifully acted and deeply emotional,its a very well written story that is like no other story that i know of,especially from 1935.It may have been a little bit ambitious when it was released back then,as it was the depression era,and not much use to an audience who must have been feeling very low in spirits and full of worries,and weren't prepared for escapism.If the film had been made over a decade later the audience would have appreciated it more.But then many great classics were big flops in their day,Its a wonderful life was one,and thats hard to believe now isn't it,when its now the biggest Xmas selling film of all time.It would be nice to see this film have more recognition,i hope its time will come one day.


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