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The Seventh Veil
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The Seventh Veil -- In this psychological drama, a troubled concert pianist (Ann Todd) is torn between her unstable cousin (Mason), and the psychiatrist who helps her to make a psychological and professional recovery.

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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 psychologist attempts to lift the psychological veils of a disturbed young pianist. 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)

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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
James Mason and Ann Todd had an affair while working on the film, as disclosed by Todd to Sheridan Morley when he was writing his 1989 biography of Mason, "Odd Man Out".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Peter writes a note to Francesca in a nightclub, she turns it over and writes her reply on its back. But when Peter holds up the note to read her answer, its back is blank; his original note is missing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV)See more »

FAQ

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A psychologist attempts to lift the psychological veils of a disturbed young pianist., 27 January 1999
Author: Kelley O. from Madison, Wisconsin

This utterly enjoyable and utterly daft film tells the tale of a young suicidal pianist. As she slowly confides in her psychiatrist, she begins to understand what she needs to make herself whole and able to play the piano again--basically the love of a man. Which man--her domineering guardian uncle, her musician boyfriend, or the doctor--is only revealed once the last veil has been lifted.

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