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7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 30 October 1927 (USA)
A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.



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Complete credited cast:
Albert Gran ...
David Butler ...
Marie Mosquini ...
Emile Chautard ...
Ben Bard ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Borzage Sr.
Dolly Borzage
Mary Borzage
Sue Borzage
Frankie Genardi
Jessie Haslett ...


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Release Date:

30 October 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seventh Heaven  »

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The first film pairing of Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. See more »


Chico: You mustn't be afraid. I'm never afraid. Never look down - Always look up. I always look up. That's why I'm a very remarkable fellow!
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Featured in Precious Images (1986) See more »


Lyrics by Lew Pollack
Music by Erno Rapee
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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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