Seventh Heaven (1927)
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Seventh Heaven (1927)
In 1927, Janet Gaynor won the first Academy Award for Best Actress with her performance in this film, among the most celebrated romances of the late silent era. Chico (Charles Farrell) is a poor sewer worker who has only two dreams in life: to be promoted to sweeping streets and to find a woman who will be his wife. While he prays for guidance and blessings, he continues to work in the filth beneath the Parisian streets. However, one day he meets Diane (Gaynor), a beautiful woman who has been handed many hardships in life and is being chased by the police for a petty crime. Chico helps her… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"By today's standards, Borzage's romantic melodrama is sappy and outdated, but in 1927, the Oscar-nominated silent film was extremely popular with (female) audiences."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Based on a long-running stage success and wildly popular upon its first release, Seventh Heaven is probably Frank Borzage's most famous film, the one where all his principles of mystical romance come together most distinctively."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Gorgeously filmed (by Frank Borzage) film featuring Gaynor and Farrell."
‑ Steve Crum,
"An entrancing fable from an era in cinema history that already felt a little out of time when the movie debuted."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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