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Seven Sweethearts (1942)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 14 October 1943 (Mexico)
Covering the tulip festival in Little Delft, Michigan, reporter Henry Taggart takes a room at an inn ran by an eccentric old Dutchman, Mr. Van Maaster and his seven daughters. The eldest, ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Walter Reisch (original screenplay), Leo Townsend (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Grayson ... Billie Van Maaster
Marsha Hunt ... Regina 'Reggie' Van Maaster
Cecilia Parker ... Victor Van Maaster
Peggy Moran ... Albert 'Al' Van Maaster
Dorothy Morris ... Peter Van Maaster
Frances Rafferty ... George Van Maaster
Frances Raeburn ... Cornelius Van Maaster
Van Heflin ... Henry Taggart
Carl Esmond ... Carl Randall
Michael Butler Michael Butler ... Bernard Groton, Peter's Beau
Cliff Danielson Cliff Danielson ... Martin Leyden, Victor's Beau
William Roberts ... Anthony Vreeland, Cornelius' Beau
James Warren ... Theodore Vaney, Albert's Beau
Dick Simmons ... Paul Brandt, George's Beau
S.Z. Sakall ... Mr. Van Maaster, the Father
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Covering the tulip festival in Little Delft, Michigan, reporter Henry Taggart takes a room at an inn ran by an eccentric old Dutchman, Mr. Van Maaster and his seven daughters. The eldest, Regina, is spoiled and stage-struck while Billie, Victor, Albert, Cornelius, Peter and George work there as boys. Henry, momentarily attracted to Regina, realizes he is in love with Billie when he hears her sing. Billie, resists his attentions, believing him the property of Regina since it is a Van Maaster family tradition that no girls in the family can marry until the eldest has. Billie admits her love for Henry but Regina will not relent. The old man trails Regine to New York where she says she has eloped, and asks that Billie marry Henry. Six couples in wedding clothes stand at the altar in the Little Delft church; Billie and Henry and the five other sisters with their intended. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Seven Beauties in Search of a Man! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The House of Seven Tulips See more »

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Budget:

$752,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Monday 16 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles Monday 3 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), by New York City 17 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), and by San Francisco 8 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

When Billie is singing to Henry, two white doves land on the windowsill. When they fly away, a string can be seen pulling on the leg of the dove on the left. See more »

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Featured in Personalities (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Tingle Tangle Toes
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Jurmann
Lyrics Paul Francis Webster
Played by the sisters and sung by Kathryn Grayson
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No classic, but a lot of fun!
26 September 2002 | by silenceisgoldenSee all my reviews

I just saw this movie a few days ago on TCM (Turner Classic Movies), and I was not disappointed. I wasn't expecting much so I was pleasantly surprised to come away from this film with a smile on my face. The acting was even good for the type of film it was, I have not been the biggest Van Heflin fan but he is actually very likeable in this film, so much so that I think I may be a fan of his now. ;-)

The stand-out performances came from Heflin, Hunt, and Sakall but Grayson was very cute, although I am not a fan of her singing it wasn't THAT bad this time. Although still a little too high and chirpy sounding for me.

I must praise Marsha Hunt though, she seems to be good in every film she's in, even when the role doesn't call for her to do much of anything. In this role she really gets to show a comedic side that I've never seen from her before, and it gave me even more respect for her. It's such a pity she didn't become a bigger star cause she had the beauty and the talent for it.

I recommend this film if you're in the mood for some light entertainment, Toots. ;-)


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