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The Seventh Victim (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 21 August 1943 (USA)
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A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance.

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Mark Robson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ... Dr. Louis Judd
Jean Brooks ... Jacqueline Gibson
Isabel Jewell ... Frances Fallon
Kim Hunter ... Mary Gibson
Evelyn Brent ... Natalie Cortez
Erford Gage Erford Gage ... Jason Hoag
Ben Bard ... Mr. Brun
Hugh Beaumont ... Gregory Ward
Chef Milani Chef Milani ... Mr. Giacomo Romari
Marguerita Sylva Marguerita Sylva ... Mrs. Bella Romari
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Storyline

When her older sister Jacqueline disappears, Mary Gibson is forced to leave her private school and decides to travel to New York City to look for her. A bit naive and out of her depth, she is not quite sure how to go about finding her. Eventually she meets Gregory Ward, her sister's husband and a mysterious psychiatrist, Dr. Louis Judd who claims to know of Jacqueline's whereabouts. What she doesn't realize is that her sister became involved with devil worshipers who now want to eliminate her for having revealed their existence. Written by garykmcd

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SLAVE to SATAN! See more »

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

21 August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 7th Victim See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Discussed at length in the article "The Seventh Victim: Tired of Being Afraid" by Diane Jarrett in the Winter 2018 issue (#95, pp. 84-93) of "Films of the Golden Age." See more »

Goofs

The opening text reads: "I run from death, and death meets me as fast, And all my pleasures are like yesterday." The movie attributes the quote to John Donne's Holy Sonnet #7. But it is actually from Holy Sonnet #1. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mimi: I run to death,and death meets me as fast, and all my pleasures are like yesterday.
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Crazy Credits

[title after starting credits] I runne to death, and death meets me as fast, and all my pleasures are like yesterday. Holy sonnet #VII Jonne Donne See more »

Connections

Referenced in Black Christmas (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata, No. 14 in C-sharp Minor - 'Moonlight'
(uncredited)
First movement "Adagio sostenuto"
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
[It is the second piece played by the pianist after Jason, Mary and Gregory arrive at the party]
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Seven is a Lonely Number
30 May 2000 | by frosty-26See all my reviews

A bleakly beautiful film set in an impossibly lonely Manhattan. It looks uncannily like an Edward Hopper painting translated to film. And it's look is timeless rather than dated. Another incredible Val Lewton film, and an amazing poetic achievement for a B-movie.


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