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Director  Frank Borzage
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Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Musical, Romance
Country  United States
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Release date  November 13, 1942 (1942-11-13)
Based on  Seven Sisters
Writer  Walter Reisch (original screenplay), Leo Townsend (original screenplay)
Music director  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Franz Waxman, Earl K. Brent
Screenplay  Walter Reisch, Leo Townsend
Cast  Kathryn Grayson (Billie Van Maaster), Van Heflin (Henry Taggart), Marsha Hunt (Regina 'Reggie' Van Maaster), Cecilia Parker (Victor Van Maaster), Peggy Moran (Albert 'Al' Van Maaster), Dorothy Morris (Peter Van Maaster)
Similar movies  Birdman, Frozen, Pitch Perfect 2, Aladdin, Mulan, Into the Woods
Tagline  It's A SWEETHEART Of A Picture!

Seven sweethearts original theatrical trailer


Seven Sweethearts is a 1942 musical film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Kathryn Grayson, Marsha Hunt and Van Heflin.

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Seven Sweethearts generated legal trouble seven years later. In 1949, Hungarian playwright Ferenc Herczeg sued MGM, producer Joe Pasternak and screenwriters Walter Reisch and Leo Townsend for $200,000, claiming they had plagiarized his play Seven Sisters, which he had written in 1903 and which Paramount Pictures had adapted into The Seven Sisters a 1915 movie starring Madge Evans. Herczeg was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in Hungary when Seven Sweethearts was produced and released, and consequently he didn't learn of the film's existence until 1948. The suit was settled out of court for a substantial amount.

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Kathryn Grayson's real-life sister, Frances Raeburn, played "Cornelius."

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Plot summary

Mr. Van Maaster (S.Z. Sakall) is a hotelier in Little Delft, Michigan. By family tradition, the oldest of his seven daughters must marry first. But Regina (Marsha Hunt) wants to go to New York, to become an actress. The youngest, Billie (Kathryn Grayson), has the sweetest singing voice, and she ends up marrying Henry Taggart (Van Heflin)while the other sisters including Regina also get married at the same time, so all sisters marry in the same ceremony.

Cast

  • Kathryn Grayson as Billie Van Maaster
  • Marsha Hunt as Regina 'Reggie' Van Maaster
  • Cecilia Parker as Victor Van Maaster
  • Peggy Moran as Albert 'Al' Van Maaster
  • Dorothy Morris as Peter Van Maaster
  • Frances Rafferty as George Van Maaster
  • Frances Raeburn as Cornelius Van Maaster
  • Van Heflin as Henry Taggart
  • Carl Esmond as Carl Randall
  • Michael Butler as Bernard Groton, Peter's Beau
  • Cliff Danielson as Martin Leyden, Victor's Beau
  • William Roberts as Anthony Vreeland, Cornelius' Beau
  • James Warren as Theodore Vaney, Albert's Beau
  • Dick Simmons as Paul Brandt, George's Beau
  • S.Z. Sakall as Mr. Van Maaster, the Father
  • Diana Lewis as Mrs. Nugent
  • Lewis Howard as Mr. Nugent
  • Donald Meek as Reverend Howgan
  • Louise Beavers as Petunia
  • Reception

    According to MGM records the film made $638,000 in the US and Canada and $1,048,000 elsewhere (a rarity for MGM as most movies earned more money domestically); this gave the studio a profit of $364,000.

    References

    Seven Sweethearts Wikipedia
    Seven Sweethearts IMDb Seven Sweethearts themoviedb.org


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