Seven Sinners (1940 film)

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Seven Sinners
Poster of the movie Seven Sinners.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Tay Garnett
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Written by Ladislas Fodor
John Meehan
Harry Tugend
László Vadnay
Starring Marlene Dietrich
John Wayne
Music by Hans J. Salter
Frank Skinner
Cinematography Rudolph Maté
Edited by Ted J. Kent
Joe Pasternak Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 25, 1940 (1940-10-25)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $760,000 (estimated)

Seven Sinners (UK title Cafe of the Seven Sinners) is a 1940 American comedy drama romance film directed by Tay Garnett starring Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne in the first of three films they made together.[1] The film was produced by Universal Pictures in black and white.


The film spotlights the controversial life of torch singer Bijou Blanche (Dietrich), who has been kicked off one South Seas island after another. She is accompanied by naval deserter Edward Patrick 'Little Ned' Finnegan (Broderick Crawford) and magician/pickpocket Sasha Mencken (Mischa Auer). Eventually, she meets a handsome, young naval officer, Lt. Dan Brent (Wayne), and the two fall in love. When Brent vows to marry Bijou, his commander and others plead with him to leave her.


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  1. ^ "Seven Sinners (1940)". NY Times. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 

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