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The Seventh Veil
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Director:
Writers:
Muriel Box (original story and screenplay) &
Sydney Box (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 February 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Is There Always a SEVENTH VEIL Between a Woman and the Men Who Love Her? See more »
Plot:
One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
Power women of the 1950s: Muriel and Betty Box
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 5 October 2013, 4:07 PM, PDT)

Herbert Lom obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 27 September 2012, 4:00 PM, PDT)

R.I.P. Herbert Lom
 (From Dark Horizons. 27 September 2012, 9:42 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
A handsome choice for a midnight movie! See more (29 total) »

Cast

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James Mason ... Nicholas
Ann Todd ... Francesca

Herbert Lom ... Dr. Larsen
Hugh McDermott ... Peter Gay
Albert Lieven ... Maxwell Leyden
Yvonne Owen ... Susan Brook
David Horne ... Dr. Kendall
Manning Whiley ... Dr. Irving
Grace Allardyce ... Nurse
Ernest Davies ... Parker
John Slater ... James
Arnold Goldsborough ... Conductor
Muir Mathieson ... Conductor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beatrice Varley ... (uncredited)
Margaret Withers ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Compton Bennett 
 
Writing credits
Muriel Box (original story and screenplay) &
Sydney Box (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Sydney Box .... producer
 
Original Music by
Benjamin Frankel  (as Ben Frankel)
 
Cinematography by
Reginald H. Wyer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gordon Hales 
 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Sinclair (dresses)
 
Makeup Department
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist (as Freda Steiger)
Nell Taylor .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Knox Laing .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Dorsett .... first assistant director (as Herbert Dorsett)
 
Art Department
James A. Carter .... set designer (as James Carter)
Frank O. Salisbury .... painter: portrait of Miss Todd
Ivan King .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George Burgess .... director of sound (as George E. Burgess)
L. Clark .... sound recordist
Gordon Hay .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bert Mason .... camera operator
Terry Turtle .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Helga Cranston .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Eileen Joyce .... musician: piano, Ann Todd's performances (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Trivia:
According to James Mason's autobiography "Before I Forget", the original actor cast in the role of Nicholas was Francis L. Sullivan.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Francesca is about to make her continental debut and her former school friend Susan visits before the concert. When Nicholas enters the dressing room, Susan is heard speaking while her reflection can be seen in a mirror behind Francesca (her spoken words aren't synchronized with her reflected image).See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A handsome choice for a midnight movie!, 5 August 2007
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

I hadn't seen this for over 20 years until tonight: it was a well-made well acted atmospheric potboiler with a touch of Mills & Boon. But the range of emotions and a similar story I think were better displayed in Humoresque.

Young girl austere looking 35 yo Ann Todd grows up under the domination of her handsome guardian limping James "Svengali" Mason who brings out her talent as a (concert) pianist. She falls in love with a handsome American band leader, but the stress of her lifestyle leads to a breakdown and attempted suicide. Grey-haired psychologist handsome Herbert Lom is the man on a mission to help her recover her senses. There's plenty of brooding handsome b&w nitrate photography and splendidly ornate décor to complement all the passion and histrionics – this is a Woman's Picture par excellence! The only thing that let it down for me - and my daughter - was the last 5 minutes and the very contrived resolution, but it had to end somehow!

It must have been totally engrossing to my feminine side because the 90 minutes rushed by, but I'd also recommend it to blokes who appreciate decent competent films made at the time Britain was supposed to be on its knees and broke.

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