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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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It's A SWEETHEART Of A Picture! 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Early news items listed Ann Rutherford, Philip Van Zandt and Douglas McPhail in the cast, but they did not appear in the film. 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

You and the Waltz and I
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Jurmann
Lyrics Paul Francis Webster
Played on piano by Carl Esmond and sung by Kathryn Grayson
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Making his way thru the tulips....
3 September 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

An American man from NYC arrives in a small town where Dutch people live.This is a very strange place to be ,predating Minnelli's "Brigadoon" .A place where time stood still:you do not pay when you are staying at the hotel,the girls all bear boys' name -cause dad wanted boys-and they can 't get married till the eldest does.By no means one of multi-talented Borzage's greatest achievements (most of them were behind him at the time),his movie retains freshness , a "Carpe Diem" spirit ,a good antidote to stress .My favorite scene takes place in the church.Good performances by the whole cast,particularly Van Heflin who learns to like another way of life.


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