The Return of Peter Grimm (1926 film)

The Return of Peter Grimm is a 1926 American silent fantasy film directed by Victor Schertzinger based on the 1911 play by David Belasco. It was produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation.[1][2]

The Return of Peter Grimm
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Directed byVictor Schertzinger
William Tummel (assistant director)
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byBradley King
Based onThe Return of Peter Grimm
by David Belasco (play)
CinematographyGlen MacWilliams
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • November 7, 1926 (1926-11-07)
Running time
70 minutes; 7 or 8 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A print survives at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.[3]

A previous short film of this play appeared in 1913. A sound feature was made in 1935 as 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.



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