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The Seventh Sin (1957)

| Drama | 1958 (Austria)
In post-WWII Hong Kong, unhappily married Carol has an affair with a married man. Her husband discovers it and presents her with a choice: travel with him to a remote mainland village or face the scandal of a very public divorce.

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In post-WWII Hong Kong, unhappily married Carol has an affair with a married man. Her husband discovers it and presents her with a choice: travel with him to a remote mainland village or face the scandal of a very public divorce.

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Any Sin But This One Could Be Forgiven!

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Director Ronald Neame felt star Eleanor Parker was wrong for the part and consequently the actress was unhappy. Neame was fired by MGM ad replaced with Vincente Minelli although he refused to take any credit. As he was packing, Neame was very grateful for a sympathetic call he received from George Cukor, who told the director that he was fired from "Gone with the Wind" but was sure Neame would bounce back too. See more »

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While the picture takes place between 1945-1950 in mainland China (see the Republic flag in the hospital), the clothes (dresses, shoes and hairdo) that Eleanor Parker wears are contemporary to when the picture was made in the mid-1950s. Correction - the novel was written in 1925 making the film set in the 1920's NOT the 1940's. See more »

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Version of The Painted Veil (1934) See more »

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Wonderful film, ridiculous title
29 May 2005 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Originally, I had no intention of watching this film on TCM, but the presence of Bill Travers got my attention, and I gave the movie a shot.

Frankly, I am surprised at how much I enjoyed it. All of the leading performances are excellent, and the back lot filming appropriately evokes the implied locations. Sanders is, indeed, the most thoroughly explored character, supporting or not. Travers portrays the brooding husband quite effectively, and Parker has perfected the role of a selfish woman in many films.

Having not read the original novel, I cannot comment on the translation to the screen. However, as a stand-alone film, the results are intriguing, and well done. "The Painted Veil" certainly makes a better title, however.


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