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Seven Sweethearts (1942)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance  -  17 April 1944 (Sweden)
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Covering the tulip festival in Little Delft, Michigan, reporter Henry Taggart takes a room at an inn ran by an eccentric old Dutchman, Mr. Van Maaster and his seven daughters. The eldest, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Billie Van Maaster
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Regina 'Reggie' Van Maaster
Cecilia Parker ...
Victor Van Maaster
Peggy Moran ...
Albert 'Al' Van Maaster
Dorothy Morris ...
Peter Van Maaster
Frances Rafferty ...
George Van Maaster
Frances Raeburn ...
Cornelius Van Maaster
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Henry Taggart
Carl Esmond ...
Carl Randall
Michael Butler ...
Bernard Groton, Peter's Beau
Cliff Danielson ...
Martin Leyden, Victor's Beau
William Roberts ...
Anthony Vreeland, Cornelius' Beau
James Warren ...
Theodore Vaney, Albert's Beau
Dick Simmons ...
Paul Brandt, George's Beau
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Mr. Van Maaster, the Father
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Covering the tulip festival in Little Delft, Michigan, reporter Henry Taggart takes a room at an inn ran by an eccentric old Dutchman, Mr. Van Maaster and his seven daughters. The eldest, Regina, is spoiled and stage-struck while Billie, Victor, Albert, Cornelius, Peter and George work there as boys. Henry, momentarily attracted to Regina, realizes he is in love with Billie when he hears her sing. Billie, resists his attentions, believing him the property of Regina since it is a Van Maaster family tradition that no girls in the family can marry until the eldest has. Billie admits her love for Henry but Regina will not relent. The old man trails Regine to New York where she says she has eloped, and asks that Billie marry Henry. Six couples in wedding clothes stand at the altar in the Little Delft church; Billie and Henry and the five other sisters with their intended. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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michigan | wedding | festival | church | tulip | See more »

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It's A SWEETHEART Of A Picture!

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Musical | Romance

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1.37 : 1
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Although the onscreen credits say "original screenplay", a $200,000 lawsuit was filed against the screenwiters, MGM and producer Joe Pasternak by playwright Ferenc Herczeg in 1949, claiming they took the idea from his 1903 play. Herczeg was in a Nazi concentration camp in 1942 when the film was released, and didn't hear about it until 1948. The case was settled out of court for a substantial amount. See more »

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Remake of The Seven Sisters (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

Tulip Time
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics Ralph Freed
Played during the opening credits and sung by an offscreen chorus
Reprised at the tulip festival and danced by a chorus
Sung by Kathryn Grayson
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No classic, but a lot of fun!
26 September 2002 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews



I just saw this movie a few days ago on TCM (Turner Classic Movies), and I was not disappointed. I wasn't expecting much so I was pleasantly surprised to come away from this film with a smile on my face. The acting was even good for the type of film it was, I have not been the biggest Van Heflin fan but he is actually very likeable in this film, so much so that I think I may be a fan of his now. ;-)

The stand-out performances came from Heflin, Hunt, and Sakall but Grayson was very cute, although I am not a fan of her singing it wasn't THAT bad this time. Although still a little too high and chirpy sounding for me.

I must praise Marsha Hunt though, she seems to be good in every film she's in, even when the role doesn't call for her to do much of anything. In this role she really gets to show a comedic side that I've never seen from her before, and it gave me even more respect for her. It's such a pity she didn't become a bigger star cause she had the beauty and the talent for it.

I recommend this film if you're in the mood for some light entertainment, Toots. ;-)


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