~Seventh Heaven~
1927
~Autrey Portraits of Charles Farrell & Janet Gaynor~
~Charles Farrell, Janet Gaynor & Gladys Brockwell~
~Cast~

Janet Gaynor ...  Diane
Charles Farrell ...  Chico
Ben Bard ...  Col. Brissac
Albert Gran ...  Boul
David Butler ...  Gobin
Marie Mosquini ...  Madame Gobin
Dolly Borzage   
Mary Borzage   
Lewis Borzage Sr.   
Sue Borzage   
Gladys Brockwell ...  Nana
Emile Chautard ...  Father Chevillon
Jessie Haslett ...  Aunt Valentine
Brandon Hurst ...  Uncle George
George E. Stone ...  Sewer Rat
Lillian West ...  Arlette
Henry Armetta ...  (uncredited)
Lois Hardwick ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
~Janet Gaynor~
In 1927, Janet Gaynor won the first Academy Award for Best Actress with her performance in this film,
among the most celebrated romances of the late silent era. Chico (Charles Farrell) is a poor sewer
worker who has only two dreams in life: to be promoted to sweeping streets and to find a woman who
will be his wife. While he prays for guidance and blessings, he continues to work in the filth beneath
the Parisian streets. However, one day he meets Diane (Gaynor), a beautiful woman who has been
handed many hardships in life and is being chased by the police for a petty crime. Chico helps her hide
from the cops, and soon the two have fallen in love. Despite their poverty, they give each other a
reason to go on, and they happily marry. But their bliss is shattered when Chico is called to fight in
World War I; Diane lives for the day he returns, and when she's told that Chico was killed in battle, her
world collapses and she renounces her faith in God. However, while Chico was severely injured on the
battlefield and is now blind, he did not die, and now he must find his way back to the woman he loves.
In addition to Gaynor's Oscar, Seventh Heaven earned statuettes for director Frank Borzage and
screenwriter Benjamin F. Glazer.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
~Plot Synosis~
Directed by: Frank Borzage

Written by:
Benjamin Glazer - screenplay
H.H. Caldwell - titles
Katherine Hilliker - titles
Bernard Vorhaus - uncredited

Based on the novel Seventh Heaven by Austin Strong (New York, 1922).
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Produced by: William Fox
Director of Photography: Ernest Palmer
Film Editor: Katherine Hilliker
Film Editor: H. H. Caldwell
Settings: Harry Oliver  

Length: 12 Reels
Runtime: 120 minutes
Released: October 30, 1927
~Awards, 1929~

Won: Academy Awards for Best Actress - Janet Gaynor

Won: Academy Awards for Best Director - Frank Borzage

Won: Academy Awards for Best Writing, Screenplay - Benjamin Glazer

Nominated: Academy Awards for Best Art Direction

Nominated: Academy Awards for Best Picture
~Charles Farrell & David Butler~
~Items featured below were displayed during the Oscar's
Summer Silent screenings - Summer 2011~
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