The Seventh Victim (1943) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Seventh Victim (1943)




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In this psychological horror film, Kim Hunter arrives in New York's Greenwich Village in search of her errant sister Jean Brooks. Gradually, the naive Hunter is drawn into a strange netherworld of Satan worshippers.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Charles O'Neal, DeWitt Bodeen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 4, 2005
RKO Radio Pictures

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Kim Hunter
as Mary Gibson
Jean Brooks
as Jacqueline Gibson
Tom Conway
as Dr. Louis Judd
Hugh Beaumont
as Gregory Ward
Erford Gage
as Jason Hoag
Isabel Jewell
as Frances Fallon
Marguerita Sylva
as Mrs. Romari
Marguerite Sylva
as Mrs. Romari
Evelyn Brent
as Natalie Cortez
Mary Newton
as Mrs. Redi
Eve March
as Mrs. Gilchrist
Ottola Nesmith
as Mrs. Lowood
Edythe Elliott
as Mrs. Swift
Marianne Mosner
as Miss Rowan
Barbara Hale
as Young Lover
Lou Lubin
as Irving August
Dewey Robinson
as Conductor
Ann Summers
as Miss Summers
Tiny Jones
as News Vendor
Adia Kuznetzoff
as Ballet Dancer
Sarah Selby
as Miss Gottschalk
Betty Roadman
as Mrs. Wheeler
Lorna Dunn
as Mother
Ben Bard
as Mr. Brun
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Critic Reviews for The Seventh Victim

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Even the occasional good performance can't offset this minor dualer.

Full Review… | November 15, 2007
Top Critic

What other movie opens with Satanism in Greenwich Village, twists into urban paranoia, and climaxes with a suicide?

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This is the greatest of producer Val Lewton's justly celebrated low-budget chillers.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sweeps from beginning to end in a single clean, unhurried but unflagging, rush of narrative.

Full Review… | October 20, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Endlessly gripping and endlessly fascinating.

Full Review… | April 15, 2011
Combustible Celluloid


Full Review… | April 1, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Seventh Victim

a brilliant dark mystery from producer val lewton, this was director mark robson's first film. it's a rather obvious inspiration for rosemary's baby with a shower scene that looks awfully familiar as well. with a nihilistic tone and a shocking final scene, it's a wonder this film ever got made in hollywood. one of the great unseen thrillers from the golden age, starring beaver cleaver's dad and zora from planet of the apes!

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

The 7th Victim doesn't sound like much on paper but viewing it is an entirely different matter. It's a precursor to Rosemary's Baby, The Third Man and has has a shower scene that... well, just see it for yourself. One of Val Lewton's more impressive accomplishments. The 7th Victim also has a great cast that compliments is eerie photography very well. It gets its point across in its 71-minute running time but oddly leaves you wanting just a little bit more. It also serves as proof that Lewton never really got his due, but was way ahead of his time...

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

This movie is predictable and unscary, but there are some good scenes too. This movie's not bad, but it's not good either.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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