Seventh Heaven (1927)

Sat., Jan. 1, 1927
7th Heaven
By VARIETY STAFF

Fox. Director Frank Borzage; Screenplay Benjamin Glazer, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell; Camera Ernest Palmer; Editor Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell; Art Director William Darling, David Hall Janet Gaynor
Charles Farrell
Ben Bard
David Butler
Marie Mosquini
Albert Gran 7th Heaven [based on Austin Strong's play] is a great big romantic, gripping and red-blooded story told in a straight-from-the-shoulder way.

Director Frank Borzage is entitled to the blue ribbon for this one. He has made a great picture. Secondly, he has brought to the fore a little girl who has been playing parts in pictures for two years and made a real star out of her overnight - Janet Gaynor.

Borzage can also take credit for bringing Charles Farrell over the hurdles. David Butler comes into his own as Gobin. George Stone has his first shot at a part in the cinema. He plays the rat in the devoted and cringing fashion it should be.

There is not more than 2,500 feet of actual warfare in the film. Balance of the story is romance. A big punch is the march of the taxi cabs and trucks and pleasure cars with troops 30 from Paris to the Marne to stem the advance of the Germans.

This one cost Fox around $1.3 million and took over six months to make.

1927/28: Best Director, Actress (Janet Gaynor), Adaptation.

Nominations: Best Picture, Interior Direction

Silent. (B&W) Extract of a review from 1927. Running time: 115 MIN.

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    Great film; great experience. Really enjoyed the movie.

    August 29, 2009

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    This will be a rare opportunity to appreciate the work of Silent Hollywood's greatest auteur, director Frank Borzage, in a theatrical milieu that may do it poetic justice.We'll gather in the lobby after the screening and decide whether to discuss the presentation there or at the IHoP nearby. If you haven't met me, I look like the Organizer pic posted here, but I won't be wearing a fractured pink necktie. Call me at[masked] beforehand if need be...

    August 28, 2009

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    August 26, 2009

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