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Director:
Writers:
John Meehan (screen play) &
Harry Tugend (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
25 October 1940 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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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Dietrich's glamour shines opposite a young John Wayne... See more (13 total) »

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)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Broderick Crawford replaced Victor McLaglen in the cast.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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Soundtrack:
I Fall OverboardSee more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Dietrich's glamour shines opposite a young John Wayne..., 20 June 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Both Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne are at their physical peak in 'Seven Sinners', a South Seas island romp that concludes with one of the most colorful barroom brawls in movie history. Dietrich is a Sadie Thompson kind of character, island hopping as she is deported from one tropical island to another--always attracting a bunch of attentive admirers with a knack for inciting riots. It's a film that's briskly entertaining from start to finish.

Dietrich has never been more appealing, gorgeously gowned and photographed to advantage whether appearing in skin-tight glittering gowns or sporting lacey parasols or wearing a sailor's uniform. She projects the same sort of character she played in 'Destry Rides Again'. John Wayne is young, handsome and earnest in one of his earlier roles. James Craig can be spotted briefly as an admiring ensign. Mischa Auer and Oscar Homolka have some colorful supporting roles, but the most enjoyable member of the cast is Billy Gilbert as the night club owner who sees trouble brewing the minute Dietrich shows up at his tavern.

Breezy entertainment with a couple of good songs done in the stylish Dietrich manner.

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