Seventh Heaven (1927) (1927)

Seventh Heaven (1927) (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.
Classics , Drama , Romance
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Ben Bard
as Col. Brissac
Marie Mosquini
as Madame Gobin
Emile Chautard
as Pere Chevillon
George E. Stone
as Sewer Rat
Jessie Haslett
as Aunt Valentine
Brandon Hurst
as Uncle George
Lillian West
as Arlette
Jessie Hasiett
as Aunt Valentine
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Critic Reviews for Seventh Heaven (1927)

All Critics (7)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A world of rough cobblestones and exploding trenches softened by romance made tangible

Full Review… | November 19, 2014

If it weren't for the existence of Murnau's Sunrise, I wouldn't hesitate to call 7th Heaven the greatest of all silent films.

Full Review… | February 10, 2009
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The kind of movie that births a lifelong love affair with silent cinema... I'd be extraordinarily hard-pressed to come up with any way in which it's not flawless.

Full Review… | January 8, 2009
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Seventh Heaven (1927)

Its a silent movie so yea its going to move slowly and with little dialogue/cool visuals to keep u interested. That being said the heart of the movie was good and so was the acting. You can't help but like the 2 main characters and what little is said is meaningful and creatively reverts back to the main theme. Is it a bit unbelievable? Yes, particularly how it paints the first world war and the aftermath. Is it kind of sexist? Yes, but consider the time period. Is it overly sentimental and saccharine? Yes, but its also very romantic and hopeful. I also did like how it shows a bit of history with the taxicabs helping out in Paris during WWI. Enjoyable to watch as it's a classic and uplifting but def outdated.

Kim Bangert
Kim Bangert

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 Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


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
Aj V

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