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7th Heaven (1927)

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A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

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In Paris, in the early years of the twentieth century, lives Chico, a sewer worker with lofty aspirations. One night, Chico saves a young prostitute named Diane from the murderous rage of her tyrannical sister. Despite her lifestyle, Diane is honest and innocent, and when the police arrive to arrest her, Chico spontaneously claims that she is his wife. Forced to maintain this facade or else both face prison sentences, Chico reluctantly allows Diane to live with him -- and in the process, love gradually blossoms between them. However, the dark spectre of World War I has begun to descend upon France, and Chico and Diane cannot help but fall under its shadow. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Seventh Heaven  »

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For the Movietone release of 7th Heaven (1927), the song "Diane" was added, featuring the voice of soprano opera singer Zari Elmassian. The song was written by Erno Rapee and Lew Pollack, and would go on to become a popular tune and American standard. Miles Kreuger, President of the Institute of the American Musical, considers this the first hit song to be introduced as part of the soundtrack for a feature-length film. See more »

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Boul: Run, fools! No army in the world can beat the taxi drivers of Paris!
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Diane
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
Music by Erno Rapee
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The golden yardstick for measuring love stories!
14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This love story is so much a product of its' era, a time of innocence and charm. The leads, Gaynor and Farrell, are simply perfect as the lovers who are parted by World War I. Janet Gaynor is beautiful and Charles Farrell is handsome. SEVENTH HEAVEN has it all: prostitution, romance, war, a sadistic whipping, and religion. It is melodramatic, to be sure, but this is part of the charm. It is a winner of multiple 1st Academy Awards, and deserves to be seen on DVD in a Fox release. Perhaps if we wrote to Fox Home Entertainment. They allowed that abysmal tape of SEVENTH HEAVEN to be circulated by Critics Choice. It's time to correct a bad judgment.


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