“A Genial Hack,” Part 3: Peter Ibbetson — 4 Comments

  1. I saw this film on TV when I was a child and it has haunted me for over 40 years. I could never remember the name of it, though, until I Googled "film peter in prison dreams of lover" today and found your post. Thank you so much! All these years I could never find anyone else who had seen it and I began to wonder if I had imagined it in MY dreams! Next stop: Netflix.

  2. Welcome, Joyce! Glad I (and Google!) could help, and I'm not surprised Peter Ibbetson has haunted you all these years; exactly my point. Netflix has it, and so does Amazon, as part of The Gary Cooper Collection. The rest of the collection is awfully good, too.

  3. I've only seen this movie once. I have to be honest . . . I don't really like. My dislike has nothing to do with the movie's quality. I have to admit that it is a first-class film. I simply found it depressing and rather disturbing. I was young at the time. Ironically, the movie reminds me of "PAN'S LABRYNITH" in a way. So, perhaps I might be more open to it after so many years.