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Writers:
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Release Date:
25 October 1940 (USA) See more »
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She's Dynamite...Tearing Through A Lawless Pacific Paradise! (1948 rissue poster) See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Forgotten Pre-Codes: Her Man (1930)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlene Dietrich ... Bijou

John Wayne ... Dan

Albert Dekker ... Dr. Martin

Broderick Crawford ... Little Ned

Anna Lee ... Dorothy

Mischa Auer ... Sasha

Billy Gilbert ... Tony
Richard Carle ... District Officer
Samuel S. Hinds ... Governor
Oskar Homolka ... Antro (as Oscar Homolka)

Reginald Denny ... Captain Church
Vince Barnett ... Bartender
Herbert Rawlinson ... First Mate
James Craig ... Ensign

William Bakewell ... Ensign

Antonio Moreno ... Rubio
Russell Hicks ... First Governor
William B. Davidson ... Police Chief (as William Davidson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alden ... Sailor (uncredited)
Danny Beck ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Saloon / Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Ensign (uncredited)
Mamo Clark ... Native Girl at Antro's Table (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Edgar Edwards ... Ensign (uncredited)
Virginia Engels ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Willie Fung ... Charlie, Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Tay Garnett ... Drunken Sailor - Fight Sequence (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... 'Junior' - Antros Henchman (uncredited)
Michael Harvey ... Ensign (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Sailor (uncredited)
Mary Ann Hyde ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Soledad Jiménez ... Bijou's Maid (uncredited)
Noble Johnson ... Irate Russian (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Henchman at Antro's Table (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Naval Officer at Shipboard Dance (uncredited)
Larry Lawson ... Chief Officer (uncredited)
Kay Leslie ... Sailor's Girl (uncredited)
Claire Meade ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Payne ... Second Mate (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tom Seidel ... Ens. James Scott (uncredited)
Evelyn Selbie ... Fortune Teller (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Antro's Henchman (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Piano Player (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Drunk (uncredited)
Charles Stafford ... Ensign (uncredited)
Peter Sullivan ... Ensign (uncredited)
Frank Swann ... Ensign (uncredited)
Nanette Vallon ... First Maid (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Roquell Verria ... Native Girl at Antro's Table (uncredited)
Henry Victor ... Dutch Police Officer (uncredited)
Leslie Vincent ... Ensign (uncredited)
Ward Wing ... Sailor (uncredited)
William Yetter Sr. ... Dutch Police Officer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tay Garnett 
 
Writing credits
John Meehan (screen play) &
Harry Tugend (screen play)

Ladislas Fodor (original story) and
László Vadnay (original story) (as Laslo Vadnai)

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter  (as H.J. Salter)
Frank Skinner 
 
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté (director of photography) (as Rudolph Mate)
 
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent (film editor) (as Ted Kent)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Otterson 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman (set decorations) (as R.A. Gausman)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Karlson .... assistant director (as Phillip Karlstein)
 
Art Department
Martin Obzina .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound supervisor
Robert Pritchard .... sound technician
 
Stunts
James Fawcett .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... gowns: Miss Dietrich
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Vera West .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Previn .... musical director
 
Other crew
Alanson Edwards .... unit publicist (uncredited)
I.C. Johnson .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Germany:6 (DVD release) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #6795) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Island hopping, 5 January 2008
Author: jotix100 from New York

Bijou Blanche, a sort of chanteuse, provoked a riot, literally, everywhere in which she appears. When we first see her, she is arriving by ship to a place she is not exactly welcomed, she goes to the Seven Sinners club, where its owner doesn't have too many fond memories of Bijou, but she is a woman who will bring a lot of business his way. Ms. Blanche has the right amounts of sophistication, beauty and elegance that proves to be disarming for the men lucky enough to get her attention.

Bijou, who has a two-man entourage, Little Ned, and Sasha, soon discovers the American Navy, which has a presence in the island. It takes little before most of the sailors discover the mysterious beauty who can belt a song as well as play pool like a pro. Lt. Dan Brent, also falls under her spell, in spite of being the unofficial escort for the daughter of the man in command.

There are enough tensions in the air as a sinister Anthro, who wants Bijou for himself enters the picture. Anthro is a man who knows how to throw a knife as Tony, the owner of the club, can attest. Bijou has the kind of reaction men seem to have whenever she is around. One of the most fun brawls occurs at the Seven Sinners, but at the end, Bijou has her way, as it's always the case.

Directed with his usual style by Tay Garnett, the new DVD copy has an excellent quality since it is part of a newly released package featuring films of John Wayne. The great Marlene Dietrich is Bijou, a woman who knows what makes men tick. She kept reminding us of Destry, in that in both films she played saloon entertainers. A young, handsome John Wayne is perfect opposite Ms. Dietrich. Their chemistry is right.

The pleasure of watching this movie is watching an interesting supporting cast full of familiar faces. Broderick Crawford and Misha Auer play Little Ned Finnegan and Sasha, who are devoted to Bijou. Oskar Homolka is perfectly menacing and gives the film another dimension in the mystery surrounding his persona. Billy Gilbert also puts an appearance as Tony, the owner of the joint.

Not seen often these days, "Seven Sinners" is worth a look because of the amazing cast and the fun everyone seemed to be having, and of course, Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne at their best.

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