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Seven Sinners (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  25 October 1940 (USA)
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Bijou, a saloon singer with a reputation for inciting brouhahas, is one of several deportees from a south Pacific island to arrive at another U.S. protectorate, Boni Komba. She becomes very... See full summary »

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Antro (as Oscar Homolka)
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Bijou, a saloon singer with a reputation for inciting brouhahas, is one of several deportees from a south Pacific island to arrive at another U.S. protectorate, Boni Komba. She becomes very popular with U.S. navy men by performing at the 'Seven Sinners'. A navy Lieutenant is attracted to Bijou despite the Governor's machinations to keep them apart, and the competing affections of local mobster, Antro. Will the Lieutenant give up the navy for Bijou, and will he survive Antro's forces? Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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SHE'S DYNAMITE! Out-loving anything you've ever seen on the screen! (1957 reissue poster) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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25 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Haus der sieben Sünden  »

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$760,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Original working title: "Tropical Sinners" See more »

Quotes

District Officer: There've been a half a dozen complaints since you came to that cafe.
Bijou: A half-dozen! Why not fifty? I'm surprised.
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Featured in Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man's in the Navy
(1940)
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Sung by Marlene Dietrich (uncredited)
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13 September 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

An OK Marlene Dietrich film. I didn't find her as beautiful and talented as a lot of others must have. John Wayne looks very young and earnest. It was interesting to see Broderick Crawford in a role like this. But, again, this film was just OK. Grade: C-


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