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Seventh Heaven (1937)

A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Melville Baker, Austin Strong (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simone Simon ... Diane
James Stewart ... Chico
Jean Hersholt ... Father Chevillon
Gregory Ratoff ... Boul the Cab Driver
Gale Sondergaard ... Nana, Diane's Sister
J. Edward Bromberg ... Aristide the Astrologer
John Qualen ... Sewer Rat
Victor Kilian Victor Kilian ... Gobin
Thomas Beck ... Brissac
Sig Ruman ... Durand (as Sig Rumann)
Mady Christians ... Marie
Rollo Lloyd ... Matoot
Rafaela Ottiano ... Madame Frisson
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Sergeant Gendarme
Edward Keane ... Gendarme
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A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Simone Simon James Stewart portraying a love that will live forever

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

18 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1937 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Zevende hemel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Simone Simon's father was Jewish and died in a concentration camp. See more »

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Version of 7th Heaven (1927) See more »

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Simone Simon and James Stewart work well together
21 March 2003 | by dicmar_rotSee all my reviews

Simone Simon glowed. She was inspired by James Stewart's character. Her character was lit up by Chico whose pure innocence and positive attitude overshadowed any shortcomings of her character. Stewart came across so well that I could not stop watching the film even though he lacked a French accent. This movie must be seen by all of Jimmy Stewart's fans. It's as if Stewart's star quality is irrepressible. Its as if his personal good character comes across better than the script can tell;therefore,I can accept this story. I have to admit I have seen many of his movies before I saw this one, including many times "Its a Wonderful Life". But, in this film "Seventh Heaven" he allows Simone Simon to make the story work. The two actors are at their best in this old fashioned melodrama. This is a rare instance where the actors pulled the story to a much higher plain. Perhaps that is why it's called "Seventh Heaven".


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