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The Seventh Victim (1943)

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A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance.

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Tom Conway ...
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Jacqueline Gibson
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Frances Fallon
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Mary Gibson
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Natalie Cortez
Erford Gage ...
Jason Hoag, Poet
Ben Bard ...
Mr. Brun
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Gregory Ward
Chef Milani ...
Mr. Jacob Romari
Marguerita Sylva ...
Mrs. Bella Romari
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Storyline

When her older sister Jacqueline disappears, Mary Gibson is forced to leave her private school and decides to travel to New York City to look for her. A bit naive and out of her depth, she is not quite sure how to go about finding her. Eventually she meets Gregory Ward, her sister's husband and a mysterious psychiatrist, Dr. Louis Judd who claims to know of Jacqueline's whereabouts. What she doesn't realize is that her sister became involved with devil worshipers who now want to eliminate her for having revealed their existence. Written by garykmcd

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SLAVE to SATAN! See more »


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21 August 1943 (USA)  »

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The 7th Victim  »

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Trivia

The character of Mimi, the dying prostitute, comes from the opera "La Bohème" by Giacomo Puccini. References such as this are common in Val Lewton's films. See more »

Goofs

When Jaqueline Gibson is running from a man who is following her, she backs against the wall in an alley near the Ivy Lane stage entrance and her nails are painted as she searches the wall beside her. In the next shot, when her hand suddenly finds the man's arm, her fingernails are unpainted. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Louis Judd: I'm sorry, I don't practice anymore. I find it easier to write about mental illness and leave the cure to others.
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Referenced in Andy Hamilton's Search for Satan (2011) See more »

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None of The Lord's Prayer survives in British TV print.
22 September 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm amazed not one reviewer has mentioned the outstanding contribution by Jean Brooks as the missing Jacqueline Gibson. Although she makes a late appearance Jean is very impressive in her five scenes, particularly her monologue describing how she came to join the Palladists and her nighttime flight being pursued by the assassin with the switchblade. None of the Lord's prayer survives in the print shown on British television. This is strange as two lines were reportedly intact when the film was originally shown in British cinemas.The excellent Brooks who appeared in two other Lewton films was sadly wasted by RKO and subsequently relegated to support and bit roles.


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