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The Seven Minutes (1971)

PG | | Drama | 23 July 1971 (USA)
The Seven Minutes is a steamy book written in 1969. To help with an upcoming election, a bookstore clerk is indicted for selling obscene material and most of the film centers about the ... See full summary »

Director:

Russ Meyer
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Maunder ... Mike Barrett
Marianne McAndrew ... Maggie Russell
Philip Carey ... Elmo Duncan
Jay C. Flippen ... Luther Yerkes
Edy Williams ... Faye Osborn
Lyle Bettger ... Frank Griffith
Jackie Gayle ... Norman Quandt
Ron Randell ... Merle Reid
Charles Drake ... Sgt. Kellogg
John Carradine ... Sean O'Flanagan
Harold J. Stone ... Judge Upshaw
Tom Selleck ... Phil Sanford
James Iglehart ... Clay Rutherford
John Sarno John Sarno ... Jerry Griffith
Stanley Adams ... Irwin Blair
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Storyline

The Seven Minutes is a steamy book written in 1969. To help with an upcoming election, a bookstore clerk is indicted for selling obscene material and most of the film centers about the trial. The defense attorneys need to find the mystery of the original publication of the book. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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An explosive film about a banned book, a rape, and a trial that tore a town apart! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los siete minutos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the second of a three picture deal between 20th Century-Fox and producer Russ Meyer (the first film was Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)). After the film flopped at the box office, Meyer walked away from his studio deal and returned to independent filmmaking. See more »

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Soundtracks

Seven Minutes
Written by Stu Phillips and Bob Stone
Sung by B.B. King
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very fun, despite what you may have heard
27 July 2000 | by gershomSee all my reviews

After scoring a hit at Fox with "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," Russ Meyer plays it straight with a courtroom drama? Well, sort of...

Irving Wallace's novel is a terrific, suspenseful read and Meyer does a good job bringing the story to the screen, completely replacing the "surprise" ending of the novel with one of his own. As you can probably imagine, Meyer can't really play anything straight, so this film is full of Meyer's bright colors and eye-popping, um, camera work. The man is a brilliant cinematographer, and this film looks just as good as any of his others that I've seen. Odd camera angles, fast cuts, bad acting, Edy Williams, and gratuitous cleavage shots are all here and well worth a look.

Beware of the old television print of this film, for sale in some US video outlets. The hack job done by the censors just ruins the film. Fox has a gorgeous print of the film around, as it has been shown on the FX channel in the past, open matte (unlike BVOD, this one wasn't shot in Panavision), fully uncut and looking brand new. Write the folks at Fox and demand a proper video release!


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