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Seven Sinners (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 October 1940 (USA)
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Bijou, a saloon singer with a reputation for inciting brouhahas, is one of several deportees from a south Pacific island to arrive at another U.S. protectorate, Boni Komba. She becomes very... See full summary »

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writers:

John Meehan (screen play), Harry Tugend (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlene Dietrich ... Bijou
John Wayne ... Dan
Albert Dekker ... Dr. Martin
Broderick Crawford ... Little Ned
Anna Lee ... Dorothy
Mischa Auer ... Sasha
Billy Gilbert ... Tony
Richard Carle ... District Officer
Samuel S. Hinds ... Governor
Oskar Homolka ... Antro (as Oscar Homolka)
Reginald Denny ... Captain Church
Vince Barnett ... Bartender
Herbert Rawlinson ... First Mate
James Craig ... Ensign
William Bakewell ... Ensign
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Storyline

Bijou, a saloon singer with a reputation for inciting brouhahas, is one of several deportees from a south Pacific island to arrive at another U.S. protectorate, Boni Komba. She becomes very popular with U.S. navy men by performing at the 'Seven Sinners'. A navy Lieutenant is attracted to Bijou despite the Governor's machinations to keep them apart, and the competing affections of local mobster, Antro. Will the Lieutenant give up the navy for Bijou, and will he survive Antro's forces? Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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HE'S FIGHTING-MAD! Battling and brawling for her lips! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Haus der sieben Sünden See more »

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Budget:

$760,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Tay Garnett said that John Wayne and Marlene Dietrich were crazy about each other. And every crew member was also mad about her. Garnett himself. See more »

Quotes

District Officer: There've been a half a dozen complaints since you came to that cafe.
Bijou: A half-dozen! Why not fifty? I'm surprised.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: John Wayne (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man's in the Navy
(1940)
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Sung by Marlene Dietrich (uncredited)
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13 September 2002 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

An OK Marlene Dietrich film. I didn't find her as beautiful and talented as a lot of others must have. John Wayne looks very young and earnest. It was interesting to see Broderick Crawford in a role like this. But, again, this film was just OK. Grade: C-


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