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The Seventh Victim (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 21 August 1943 (USA)
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A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance.

Director:

Mark Robson
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Complete credited cast:
Tom Conway ... Dr. Louis Judd
Jean Brooks ... Jacqueline Gibson
Isabel Jewell ... Frances Fallon
Kim Hunter ... Mary Gibson
Evelyn Brent ... Natalie Cortez
Erford Gage Erford Gage ... Jason Hoag
Ben Bard ... Mr. Brun
Hugh Beaumont ... Gregory Ward
Chef Milani Chef Milani ... Mr. Giacomo Romari
Marguerita Sylva Marguerita Sylva ... Mrs. Bella Romari
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When her older sister Jacqueline disappears, Mary Gibson is forced to leave her private school and decides to travel to New York City to look for her. A bit naive and out of her depth, she is not quite sure how to go about finding her. Eventually she meets Gregory Ward, her sister's husband and a mysterious psychiatrist, Dr. Louis Judd who claims to know of Jacqueline's whereabouts. What she doesn't realize is that her sister became involved with devil worshipers who now want to eliminate her for having revealed their existence. Written by garykmcd

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SLAVE to SATAN! See more »

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Trivia

Hugh Beaumont's character's last name is Ward; his first name on Leave it to Beaver is Ward. See more »

Goofs

When Jaqueline Gibson is running from a man who is following her, she backs against the wall in an alley near the Ivy Lane stage entrance and her nails are painted as she searches the wall beside her. In the next shot, when her hand suddenly finds the man's arm, her fingernails are unpainted. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Louis Judd: One can take either staircase. I prefer the left. The sinister side.
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Crazy Credits

[title after starting credits] I runne to death, and death meets me as fast, and all my pleasures are like yesterday. Holy sonnet #VII Jonne Donne See more »

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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata, No. 14 in C-sharp Minor - 'Moonlight'
(uncredited)
First movement "Adagio sostenuto"
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
[It is the second piece played by the pianist after Jason, Mary and Gregory arrive at the party]
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spooky subways, showers, satanists.....
28 November 2001 | by boris-26See all my reviews

THE SEVENTH VICTIM is one of the best films produced by Val Lewton, famous for his wartime series of low budgeted, but brillantly spooky thrillers. A young girl (Kim Hunter) tries to locate her missing sister in Manhattan. In doing so, she uncovers a witch coven. There are so many masterful moments in this classic. In one scene, she is stalked by top-hatted cultists in a deserted subway, in another scene, as she showers, a female cultist confronts her (Shades of PSYCHO?) and there are terrific shocks as an exiled cultist tries to escape the coven. A must for horror fans!


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Release Date:

21 August 1943 (USA) See more »

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