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Peter Ibbetson (1935)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 7 November 1935 (USA)
A Victorian-era architect, commissioned by the Duke of Towers to design his stables, falls in love with the Duchess.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Vincent Lawrence (screenplay), Waldemar Young (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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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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Love...born in the simple hearts of children...loving gloriously...triumphant through the years! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Slade: You don't see just with your eyes. It's inside of you someplace.
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Connections

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

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Haunting romance, sweet, sad and hopeful. A classic!
9 October 2000 | by larry41onEbaySee all my reviews

I watched this dreamy romantic film decades ago on TV and it has haunted me ever since. When I tell friends about the plot line we both get misty eyed thinking of the sweet, sad ideology behind this forgotten romantic film. This film does what movie do best. It takes a good book and play and transports them beyond into a world of fantasy that can only be brought about through the magic of Hollywood. This is another example of a film that was not a blockbuster when originally released so it's not available today on video or DVD. But if it was released thousands maybe millions of folks could turn it into a classic like IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE!


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