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The Return of Peter Grimm
(1926) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6961 feet
Directed by Victor Schertzinger

Cast: Alec B. Francis [Peter Grimm], John Roche [Frederick Grimm], Janet Gaynor [Catherine], Richard Walling [James Hartman], John St. Polis [Andrew MacPherson], Lionel Belmore [Reverend Bartholomey], Elizabeth Patterson [Mrs. Bartholomey], Bodil Rosing [Marta], Mickey McBan [William], Florence Gilbert [Annamarie], Sammy Cohen [the clown]

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Scenario by Bradley King, from the play The Return of Peter Grimm by David Belasco. Assistant director, William Tummell. Cinematography by Glen MacWilliams. Presented by William Fox. / © 7 November 1926 (at eight reels) by Fox Film Corporation [LP23336]. Released 7 November 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.


Synopsis: [Moving Picture World, 20 November 1926, page 164] Old Peter Grimm makes his ward Katie promise to marry his nephew Frederik and then dies. Frederik proves to be a scapegrace and Peter’s spirit returns to right matters and finally succeeds in doing so by communicating with Jimmie who is in a delirium.

Survival status: Print exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 17 March 2015.

References: Jewell-RKO p. 88 : Website-AFI.

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