Seventh Heaven (film)

Seventh Heaven (film)

name = Seventh Heaven

imdb_id = 0018379
writer = Benjamin Glazer
starring = Janet Gaynor
Charles Farrell
Ben Bard
director = Frank Borzage
producer = William Fox
cinematography = Ernest Palmer
Joseph A. Valentine| editing = H.H. Caldwell
Katherine Hilliker| distributor =
released = May 6, 1927
runtime = 110 min
language = Silent film
English intertitles
country = USA
budget =

: "For other uses, see Seventh Heaven (disambiguation)".

"Seventh Heaven" (1927) is a silent film and one of the first films to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (then called "Best Picture, Production"). The film was written by H.H. Caldwell (titles), Benjamin Glazer, Katherine Hilliker (titles) and Austin Strong (play), and directed by Frank Borzage.

The movie is a romance starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. Gaynor won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Borzage won for Best Director and Glazer won for Best Writing, Adaptation.

"Seventh Heaven" is the 13th highest grossing silent film in cinema history, taking in more than $2.5 million at the box office in 1927.

In 1995, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


*Janet Gaynor ... Diane
*Charles Farrell ... Chico
*Ben Bard ... Col. Brissac
*Albert Gran ... Boul
*David Butler ... Gobin
*Marie Mosquini ... Madame Gobin
*Gladys Brockwell ... Nana
*Emile Chautard ... Father Chevillon
*Jessie Haslett ... Aunt Valentine
*Brandon Hurst ... Uncle George
*George E. Stone ... Sewer Rat
*Lillian West ... Arlette

Theme tune

Diane is a song by Erno Rapee and Lew Pollack originally written as a theme song for the movie Seventh Heaven.

1937 remake

A comparatively unknown remake of "Seventh Heaven" was produced as a sound film in 1937, starring Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt, and Gregory Ratoff, with Henry King directing.

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