in about 100 words or less
US 88m, B&W
Director: Henry Hathaway; Cast: Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino,
Douglass Dumbrille, Virginia Weidler, Dickie Moore
Peter Ibbetson is a melodramatic supernatural love story about childhood friends Peter and Mary who are separated after the death of Peter’s mother. Based on George du Maurier’s 1891 novel of the same name, this is a romantic fantasy in which the couple are able to share each other’s dreams. Though noted for its surreal visual qualities during the dream sequences, the suggested passion between the couple feels forced, thus undermining their story (Klaus Ming October 2016).