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The Seventh Veil (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Music | 15 February 1946 (USA)
One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Nicholas
... Francesca
... Dr. Larsen
... Peter Gay
... Maxwell Leyden
Yvonne Owen ... Susan Brook
... Dr. Kendall
Manning Whiley ... Dr. Irving
Grace Allardyce ... Nurse
Ernest Davies ... Parker
John Slater ... James
Arnold Goldsborough ... Conductor
Muir Mathieson ... Conductor
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One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken back to the hospital and undergoes psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen. Larsen, desperately wants to know the events and persons who drove her to this state and help her. He makes Francesca talk about her past - a past with a controlling guardian, Nicholas, no friends, kept apart from the man she loved and forced to practice the piano 5-6 hours a day. Written by Kelly

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Is There Always a SEVENTH VEIL Between a Woman and the Men Who Love Her? See more »

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Drama | Music

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15 February 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El séptimo velo  »

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£67,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The services of a genuine "hypnologist" [sic] were sought for the film. Sydney Box brought over the famous American hypnologist Victor Alheim to advise on the script. He had been attached to the US army in Britain and dealt with extreme cases of shell-shock. While visiting the Riverside Studios at Hammersmith he gave demonstrations of his hypnotic powers by inducing trance symptoms in the personnel there" (from: the Book of the Film- The Seventh Veil) See more »

Goofs

When Francesca performs in her first concert, she is wearing a small cross necklace. When she faints at the end of the concert, the necklace has inexplicably disappeared in the close-ups of her on the stage floor. See more »

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Wonderful film.
3 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

"The Seventh Veil" is about a concert pianist (Ann Todd)who is torn between three lovers, one being her wicked guardian Nicolas (James Mason).She is unable to play because she does not know who she loves, but is helped by psychiatrist Dr Larsen (Herbert Lom).This film is cast with wonderful actors and has an original storyline which makes it enjoyable to watch.I would definitely recommend it.


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