Seventh Heaven (1958)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Though the title of this French drama translates to Seventh Heaven, it bears no relation to the classic 1927 silent film of the same name. Danielle Darieaux plays a widowed philanthropist with a most unorthodox method of raising money for her many charities. Courted by con men and sharpsters, Danielle turns the tables by persuading these men to invest their money in her pet stocks. She then murders her erstwhile suitors with the help of her old flame Noel-Noel. Ten "contributors" go the way of all flesh before the film comes to its unexpected (but very amusing) denouement. Based on a novel by Andre Lang, Le Septieme Ciel bears a marked resemblance to the 1961 Ernie Kovacs vehicle Five Golden Hours.



black-widow [human], con/scam, investing, killing, marriage, philanthropy, romance, seduction, widow/widower