Seventh Heaven (1927)
Seventh Heaven (1927) (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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 25, 1927
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008
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Fernando F. Croce

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

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Steve Crum

Gorgeously filmed (by Frank Borzage) film featuring Gaynor and Farrell.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

An entrancing fable from an era in cinema history that already felt a little out of time when the movie debuted.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Emanuel Levy

By today's standards, Borzage's romantic melodrama is sappy and outdated, but in 1927, the Oscar-nominated silent film was extremely popular with (female) audiences.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
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… More
Aj V
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.
Byron Brubaker
By the time the Oscars started, narrative movies had already been around for roughly two decades. And this was the last big year for silent pictures. This… More