One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Orson Welles introduces the show. In this drama, Peter Ibbetson returns to Paris where he lived as a small boy. He meets Mary, the Duchess of Towers, and they simultaneously dream of meeting in a garden. They later realize they were childhood playmates, but decide they cannot meet again because she is married. Peter is sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his uncle. In the dreams they share, Peter and Mary (now widowed) meet every night for the rest of their lives. Welles gives closing remarks and announces the following week's programs, "Ah, Wilderness!" and "Wuthering Heights." Hayes cites the importance of Welles's contribution to radio. Includes commercials.


  • DATE: September 10, 1939 Sunday
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R88:0095
  • GENRE: Radio - Drama
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1938-1940
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Campbell's soup^Radio - Promos - "Campbell Playhouse"


    • Orson Welles … Producer, Director, Host
    • Howard Teichmann … Writer
    • Du Maurier, George … Writer, Based on the novel by
    • Bernard Herrmann … Conductor, Music (Misc. Credits), Music arranged by
    • Ernest Chappell … Announcer
    • Orson Welles … Cast, Peter Ibbetson
    • Helen Hayes … Cast, Mary
    • John Emery … Cast, Col. Ibbetson
    • Agnes Moorehead … Cast, Mrs. Deane
    • Vera Allen … Cast, Madame Seraskier
    • Ray Collins … Cast, the Governor
    • Everett Sloane … Cast, Crockett
    • Eustace Wyatt … Cast, the Warden
    • George Coulouris … Cast, the Chaplain
    • Edgar Barrier … Cast, the Judge
    • Richard Wilson … Cast, Turnkey
    • Kingsley Colton … Cast, the young Peter
    • Betty Philson … Cast, the young Mary