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Seventh Heaven

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Seventh Heaven
German Language Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Henry King
Release Date March 25, 1937
Language English
Studio 20th Century Fox
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Diane Simone Simon
Chico James Stewart
Father Chevillon Jean Hersholt
Boul Gregory Ratoff
Gobin Victor Kilian

Seventh Heaven is a 1937 American movie directed by Henry King. Parisian canal worker Chico is an avowed and thus criticized atheist but has his heart in the right place. That's why he rescues young girl Diane when she's asked to perform animation duties and worse at her brutish sister's bar and gets beaten up by her. The two spend more time together and some of Chico's optimism rubs off on Diane, who becomes increasingly confident, and Chico also gets a job as a street cleaner and slowly rises up the ranks. But World War I approaches and threatens to tear the couple apart.

This film is a remake of the 1927 silent film of the same name and is also based on an original work on the play of the same name by Melville Barker.

The following weapons were used in the film Seventh Heaven:


Berthier Mle. 1907/15

Chico (James Stewart), Gobin (Victor Kilian), and other French soldiers are armed with Berthier Mle 1907-15 rifles.

Fusil Berthier Modèle 1907/15 - 8x50mmR Lebel
Chico thinks about his beloved Diane with the Berthier by his side.
Gobin's rifle rest next to him while having a meal.
Disturbed by a German reconnaissance aircraft, Chico takes and chambers his rifle.
He aims at the plane and tries a shot.
French troops in the background marching with Berthiers with fixed Rosalie bayonets.
A view of Gobin's Berthier stuck upside down in the trench.

Lebel Mle. 1886

In some scenes, French soldiers are seen with Lebel 1886 rifles. These scenes are rather WWI newsreels and taken from other movies.

Fusil Lebel Modèle 1886 - 8x50mmR Lebel
Marching French soldiers during a parade in Paris.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

An abandoned Gewehr 1898 is seen stuck in the wall of a trench.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Gewehr is seen above the corpse of its former user in the center.



During the footage of the war, many scenes of the 1932 French movie Wooden Crosses are shown.

A Maxim MG08 operated by German gunners in the upper and French soldiers going over the top with Lebel rifles in the lower half.
The clock shows a Canon de 155 C, mle. 1917 Schneider howitzer and the unknown grenades thrown by French soldiers are seen.

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