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Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)

A young man of society wants to make an expedition to Africa, but his fiancée asks him for help about one of her fathers guests shortly before his planed departure. Her suspects about that ... See full summary »

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Abraham Merritt (from the novel by), Benjamin Christensen (story) (as Richard Bee) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thelma Todd ... Eve Martin
Creighton Hale ... James Kirkham
Sheldon Lewis ... The Spider
William V. Mong ... The Professor
Sôjin Kamiyama Sôjin Kamiyama ... Sojin (as Sojin)
Laska Winter ... Satan's Mistress
Ivan Christy ... Jim's Valet
DeWitt Jennings ... Uncle Joe
Nora Cecil ... Old Witch
Kalla Pasha Kalla Pasha ... Prof. von Viede
Harry Tenbrook ... Eve's Chauffeur
Cissy Fitzgerald ... Old Lady at Party
Angelo Rossitto ... The Dwarf
Thelma McNeil Thelma McNeil ... Tall Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Inez Marion Inez Marion ... Maiden
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A young man of society wants to make an expedition to Africa, but his fiancée asks him for help about one of her fathers guests shortly before his planed departure. Her suspects about that guest were serious, this man tries to steal one of her fathers rubin, and she and her fiance are kidnapped and brought to a house, where strange things happen. The whole thing becomes a nightmare under the direction of a mysterious Mr. Satan. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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See a hideous creature called "The spider"; a dog-faced professor, a queer dwarf; a witch and a savage gorilla chasing two lovable lovers through chambers of horrors in Satan's playground! (Print Ad- Janesville Daily Gazette, ((Janesville, Wisc.)) 26 February 1929) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1929 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Satan's Stairwell See more »

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Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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Mono (Vitaphone) (talking sequences, musical score, sound effects)| Silent (alternate version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A 35mm positive print is held by the Fondazione Cineteca Italiana. See more »

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Released as both a silent and a part-talkie. See more »

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Before 'The Game'
27 April 2000 | by mtwonkySee all my reviews

Fans of David Fincher and his film 'The Game' might want to get a hold of this very loony silent film. The director is best known for HAXAN which was released in America as the William Burroughs narrated WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES. When a wealthy young man prepares to embark on a foolish hunting trip to Africa, he and his fiance are abducted and taken to a very bizarre house. The house is ruled by the mysterious Satan, and our hero finds that he will have to brave many a strange situation (often involving a midget) before he can find his loved one.


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