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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 »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. 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)

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Good Psychological Melodrama 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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Came 10th in the UK's Ultimate Film, in which films were placed in order of how many seats they sold at cinemasSee 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 »
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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Good Psychological Melodrama, 21 May 2007
Author: panamint from United States

If you like melodrama, check this one out. It is well-made and is acted with sincerity by some fine British actors who achieve great dramatic effect.

Piano music is secondary to the story and only small snippets of music are played. You will barely notice the piano because this movie is overwhelmingly a psychological drama. So much so that the psychiatrist is given almost super-human insight and ability. This is not a negative because it is not crackpot or over the top.

James Mason is outstanding and very believable in a cerebral, complex role. Think of the best James Mason performance you ever saw. This equals it, I guarantee. Ann Todd is solid and believable, although somewhat coldly distant from the audience, but that was her style. She stays in character and keeps it interesting.

Herbert Lom must have made a zillion movies, many obscure or trifling. However, this film proves that he was a first-rate actor. His performance here as the psychiatrist is very straight, serious and effective. You won't believe it is the same actor who was in those "Pink Panther" movies.

Note how the cave-like home of the artist ("Leyden") appears claustrophobic in comparison to the spacious comfort of the main mansion set. This, and the deliberate posing of Todd to look uncomfortable in Leyden's home are subtle examples of the high standard of care and planning that must have gone into this production.

This is high-caliber melodrama, not overdone but just interesting and effective.

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