Madonna of the Seven Moons

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Madonna of the Seven Moons
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UK promotional poster
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Produced by R.J. Minney
Screenplay by Roland Pertwee
Based on The Madonna of Seven Moons 
by Margery Lawrence
Starring
Music by Hans May
Cinematography Jack E. Cox
Edited by Lito Carruthers
Production
company
Release dates 22 January 1945
1947 (France)
Running time 110 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office 675,949 admissions (France)[1]

Madonna of the Seven Moons is a 1945 British drama film directed by Arthur Crabtree for Gainsborough Pictures and starring Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger and Patricia Roc. The film was produced by R.J. Minney, with cinematography from Jack Cox and screenplay by Roland Pertwee. It was one of the Gainsborough melodramas.

Background[edit]

Madonna of the Seven Moons was the first film directed by Arthur Crabtree, he had spent many years previously working for Gainsborough as a cinematographer. The screenplay was developed by Roland Pertwee from the novel 'The Madonna of Seven Moons' by Margery Lawrence, published in 1931.

Plot[edit]

A buried trauma from the past holds the key to the disappearance of a respectable married woman. Maddalena has a dual personality which leads her to forsake her husband and daughter, to flee to the house of the Seven Moons in Florence as the mistress of a jewel thief.[2]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

In 1946 readers of the Daily Mail voted the film their third most popular British movie from 1939 to 1945.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box office information for Stewart Granger films in France at Box Office Story
  2. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/41293
  3. ^ "BRITISH POLL.". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 26 April 1946. p. 13. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

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