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The Seventh Victim (1943) Poster

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The staircase seen at the beginning of the film is the same one used in Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons (1942).
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Erford Gage, who played the poet Jason Hoag, enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1943 (around the time this film was released) and was killed in action in the Phillipines in March 1945.
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Film debut of Kim Hunter.
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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.
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The original story for the film (outlined by DeWitt Bodeen) was to be about an orphaned heroine caught in a web of murder against a background of the Signal Hills oil wells. If she didn't find out the killer's identity in time, she would become his seventh victim. Producer Val Lewton wanted the story to go in a different direction and called in a second writer to help reshape it.
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Tom Conway recreates his character of Dr. Judd from "Cat People." As he died at the end of the earlier picture, "The Seventh Victim" qualifies as a quasi-prequel.
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Notable cast members include Hugh Beaumont (Gregory Ward), who played the father, Ward Cleaver in the TV series 'Leave It To Beaver'; Barbara Hale (uncredited subway passenger), who played secretary Della Rees in 'Perry Mason', pioneering celebrity chef Joseph "Chef" Milani, who ran the famous Hollywood Canteen during WWII, and character actor Feodor Chaliapin Jr (cult henchman), whose best-known role was as the mad monk Jorge De Burgos in 'The Name of the Rose'.
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