The Seventh Veil (1945)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 18, 1945 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Ann Todd stars as an amnesiac mental patient, Francesca Cunningham, who hopes that psychiatrist Dr. Larsen (Herbert Lom) will help her lift the veils of her memory. In a series of flashbacks counterpointed by a lush piano concerto background score, Francesca discovers that she has been a victim of the cruelties of others all her life. Only Nicholas (James Mason), an embittered, crippled musician, has ever shown her any compassion, training the girl to become a top concert pianist. Even he turned on Francesca when she becomes romantically involved with other men, but as the flashbacks end, Francesca arrives at a startling realization about Nicholas's true feelings for her. Filmed on a shoestring, The Seventh Veil rang in as the biggest British box-office success of 1946.

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accident, craziness, drugs, fire, handicap, hospital, life-changes, memory, music, orphan, psychiatry, romance, suicide