Seventh Heaven (1927)


Seventh Heaven (1927)

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Janet Gaynor received the first Academy Award for "Best Actress" in this stage-based romance classic concerning the triumphs and travails of Parisian sewer worker Charles Farrell and the little blonde street waif he befriends and falls in love with in the chaotic midst of the First World War.


Critic Reviews for Seventh Heaven (1927)

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Audience Reviews for Seventh Heaven (1927)

  • Apr 22, 2011
    the film is wildly romantic and won an oscar in 1927 for frank borzage's direction. janet gaynor won best actress, a dual award for this and murnau's much better remembered sunrise. borzage seems to have slipped into obscurity after the silent era which is a shame. he made 2 other silent features with janet gaynor and charles farrell, street angel and lucky star, among many other films. this has some great rooftop scenes of paris and well-staged WW1 battle scenes, shot by up and coming john ford. it's really quite wonderful
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 06, 2011
    A beautiful and brilliantly made romantic drama with some comedy and suspense. I loved the ending too, it was fantastic. I highly recommend this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2007
    By the time the Oscars started, narrative movies had already been around for roughly two decades. And this was the last big year for silent pictures. This film impressed me because the acting is less over-the-top than earlier silents, the story is good, and the camera work and use of tints to suggest different locations and emotions made for visual interest.
    Byron B Super Reviewer

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