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7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 30 October 1927 (USA)
A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Austin Strong (play), Benjamin Glazer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janet Gaynor ... Diane
Charles Farrell ... Chico
Albert Gran ... Papa Boul, the Taxi Driver
David Butler David Butler ... Gobin, the Street Washer
Marie Mosquini ... Madame Gobin
Gladys Brockwell ... Nana
Emile Chautard ... Father Chevillon, the Priest
Ben Bard ... Colonel Brissac
George E. Stone ... Sewer Rat
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Storyline

In Paris, in the early years of the twentieth century, lives Chico, a sewer worker with lofty aspirations. One night, Chico saves a young prostitute named Diane from the murderous rage of her tyrannical sister. Despite her lifestyle, Diane is honest and innocent, and when the police arrive to arrest her, Chico spontaneously claims that she is his wife. Forced to maintain this facade or else both face prison sentences, Chico reluctantly allows Diane to live with him -- and in the process, love gradually blossoms between them. However, the dark spectre of World War I has begun to descend upon France, and Chico and Diane cannot help but fall under its shadow. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Expect a Big Picture. We personally assure you that you'll not be disappointed in "7th Heaven" See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seventh Heaven See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,318,563, 31 December 1928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (Movietone) (musical score and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This cost Fox about $1.3 million to make. See more »

Quotes

Diane: I'm not used to being happy... it's funny... it hurts!
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Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Diane
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
Music by Erno Rapee
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The golden yardstick for measuring love stories!
14 May 2006 | by Cdorothygale-1See all my reviews

This love story is so much a product of its' era, a time of innocence and charm. The leads, Gaynor and Farrell, are simply perfect as the lovers who are parted by World War I. Janet Gaynor is beautiful and Charles Farrell is handsome. SEVENTH HEAVEN has it all: prostitution, romance, war, a sadistic whipping, and religion. It is melodramatic, to be sure, but this is part of the charm. It is a winner of multiple 1st Academy Awards, and deserves to be seen on DVD in a Fox release. Perhaps if we wrote to Fox Home Entertainment. They allowed that abysmal tape of SEVENTH HEAVEN to be circulated by Critics Choice. It's time to correct a bad judgment.


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