Seventh Heaven (1927)
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Seventh Heaven (1927)
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A world of rough cobblestones and exploding trenches softened by romance made tangible"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"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
"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"By today's standards, Borzage's romantic melodrama is sappy and outdated, but in 1927, the Oscar-nominated silent film was extremely popular with (female) audiences."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
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