MORE 1001 MOVIES FROM THE 30's
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Gary Cooper and Ann Harding feel the love in Peter Ibbetson
It's easy to put this one in the heavy handed category...but I liked what they were trying to do here. It's an unapologetic romance. I'm not too sure this would make my 1001 list, but if I were making a list of unapoletic romatic movies, it would be right up there right behind An Affair to Remember.
And the Elisha Cook Jr. supporting player award goes to...Donald Meek
The appropriately named Meek played a number of meek (for lack of a better choice of words) roles. An aspiring inventor in You Can't Take it With You, a doctor in Captain Blood and perhaps most famously as whiskey drummer Samuel Peacock in John Ford's Stagecoach. His small role as Gary Cooper's boss in Peter Ibbetson is a little different than the others. He is a character with backbone and conviction as opposed to a milquetoast that is played mostly for laughs. Meek, who was actually Scottish by birth, appeared in over a hundred movies during his career. He died in 1946 at the age of 68.
The Meek may not quite inherit the earth
in Peter Ibbetson, but sometimes they
Your comparison with An Affair to Remember is apt. I disliked them both for much the same reasons.ReplyDelete
I get that. This was an addition to the later addition of the book. I can think of several movies from the 30's I would have added instead of this one.ReplyDelete