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Release Date:
30 October 1927 (USA) See more »
"7th Heaven" is the eighth wonder of the movie world...inspiring from start to finish...If you don't see it you've seen nothing in the moving picture line. -- The N.Y. Evening Telegram See more »
A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Frank Borzage 
Writing credits
Austin Strong  play and
Benjamin Glazer  screenplay and
Katherine Hilliker  adaptation &
H.H. Caldwell  adaptation and
Katherine Hilliker  titles &
H.H. Caldwell  titles

Bernard Vorhaus  uncredited

Produced by
William Fox .... producer
Sol M. Wurtzel .... supervising producer
Original Music by
R.H. Bassett (premiere: Los Angeles) (uncredited)
William P. Perry (uncredited)
Erno Rapee (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ernest Palmer 
Joseph A. Valentine 
Film Editing by
Barney Wolf 
Art Direction by
Freddie Stoos (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Kathleen Kay 
Bert Offord (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Peggy Christman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Kitty Thompson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lew Borzage .... assistant director
Park Frame .... assistant director
Art Department
Harry Oliver .... settings
Special Effects by
David Anderson .... lighting (uncredited)
Max Borch .... matte paintings (uncredited)
Joe Les Coulie .... matte paintings (uncredited)
Walter Pallman .... miniatures (uncredited)
Louis J. Witte .... matte paintings (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Max Munn Autrey .... still photographer (uncredited)
Stanley Little .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Julian Robinson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harold D. Schuster .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Philip Klein .... supervising editor (uncredited)
Music Department
S.L. Rothafel .... musical presentation: New York premiere
Maurice Baron .... orchestrator: Erno Rapee score (uncredited)
Other crew
André Chotin .... technician
Crew believed to be complete

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110 min
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The first film pairing of Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell.See more »
Chico:Make a tour of the boulevards - then home. Tonight I am the Bank of France!See more »
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
One of the great screen romances and blockbuster hits, 21 September 2001

This was an immensely popular film in 1927, helping to win Janet Gaynor the first Best Actress Oscar (won for a trio of performances) plus Oscars for Direction and Writing Adaptation. Nominations went to the film itself and the Art Direction. For those who love great romances this fits the bill in a very LA BOHEME-ish way. Set amongst the rooftops and attics of Paris, this is the story of Chico and Diane, how he picks her up out of the gutter and falls in love with her, how he goes to war and returns blinded but reunited. Not much of a plot, is there? However, there is enough charm and beauty to still dazzle, although it is a bit overlong and can seem tedious to modern audiences. It is certainly a part of film history and should be seen by all fans of silent films. Silent film collector, Peter Kavel, provides it on video for interested parties.

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