The Return of Peter Grimm

The Return of Peter Grimm is a 1935 American drama film directed George Nicholls, Jr. from a screenplay by Francis Edwards Faragoh based upon the 1911 Broadway play of the same name by David Belasco.[2] Produced by Kenneth Macgowan and released by RKO Radio Pictures on September 13, 1935, it stars Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Edward Ellis, and Donald Meek.[3]

The Return of Peter Grimm
Directed byGeorge Nicholls, Jr.
Doran Cox (assistant)
Produced byKenneth Macgowan
Written byFrancis Edwards Faragoh
Based onThe Return of Peter Grimm, a play by David Belasco New York, 1911
StarringLionel Barrymore
Helen Mack
Edward Ellis
Donald Meek
Music byAlberto Colombo
CinematographyLucien Andriot
Edited byArthur Schmidt
Release date
  • September 13, 1935 (1935-09-13)[1]
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

Previously filmed by Fox Film Corporation in 1926 as a silent film, The Return of Peter Grimm.


The ghost of a recently deceased family patriarch tries to help his surviving relatives, in part by preventing a marriage that he knows will go wrong.


See also


  1. "The Return of Peter Grimm: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. League, The Broadway. "The Return of Peter Grimm – Broadway Show – Play - IBDB".
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:The Return of Peter Grimm
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