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Peter Ibbetson (1935)

US 88m, B&W
Director: Henry Hathaway; Cast: Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino,
Douglass Dumbrille, Virginia Weidler, Dickie Moore

peter_ibbetsonPeter 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).

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4 comments on “Peter Ibbetson (1935)

  1. SJHoneywell
    10/19/2016

    When I consider that this drippy mess was added in the giant revision and they still haven’t included a single Ray Harryhausen film, I get a bit stabby.

  2. Thomas Sørensen
    10/20/2016

    This is not even a movie of any significance.

    • Klaus
      10/20/2016

      I’ve not read the 1001 edition on this entry – but I agree, I don’t see any obvious reason to have included it.

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