Directed by Henry Hathaway
From Henry Hathaway, the masterful director of The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, Spawn of the North, The Shepherd of the Hills, 23 Paces to Baker Street and True Grit, comes this unique romantic drama based on the George du Maurier novel. Screen legend Gary Cooper (The General Died at Dawn, Beau Geste) stars as Peter Ibbetson, a successful bachelor who feels no interest in a charming woman named Agnes (Ida Lupino, Woman in Hiding, Road House), but longs for his childhood neighbor, Mary (Ann Harding, Holiday, The Animal Kingdom). When he is commissioned by British royalty to rebuild some stables, he is delighted to find that the spirited Duchess is actually his long-lost beloved. Her quick-tempered husband (John Halliday, Desire, Intermezzo) becomes violent when he discovers their past, but his jealousy is no match for their will to be together… even if it is only in a dream world of their creation.