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      Seven Sinners

      Released Oct 25, 1940 1h 27m Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 42% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A torch singer (Marlene Dietrich) wows a Navy officer (John Wayne) and his shipmates at a South Seas cafe. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Otis Ferguson The New Republic Seven Sinners is nothing to worry about unless you happen to be in the theatre watching it go from fairly good to worse than worse. May 7, 2024 Full Review Eduardo Guaitsel Cine-Mundial So for Marlene Dietrich, for the argument, for the characterizations and for the realism, 'Seven Sinners' deserves seven different applause. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 16, 2019 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Mix of raffish comedy, romance and glamour, with good photography. Nov 30, 2015 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Though designed as star vehicle for Marlene Dietrich, the movie is a lot of fun due to chemistry between Dietrich and the young and handsome John Wayne, not to mention the splendidly staged brawl. Rated: B May 3, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Marlene Dietrich thrives as the loose-living sexy chanteuse. Rated: B- Sep 23, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member Dietrich is still just as good as in her von Sternberg triumphs, but unfortunately she's wasted in this lame effort. Wayne looks fine in his navy uniform but he's unconvincing as a romantic lead and seems much more comfortable doing his Duke thing with the other guys than in the scenes with Dietrich. With a brawling Irishman, a kleptomaniac magician, a knife-throwing hardman and a hand-wringing bar owner all taking regular turns to do their one-note routines it's often closer to vaudeville than the romantic drama it was presumably aspiring to be, and Garnett's cluelessness is summed up by the fact that the climax of the film is an extended bar-room brawl rather than any kind of proper closure to the romance. Never mind - at least Dietrich gets to sing a few songs, and her renditions of 'I can't give you anything but love' and 'I've been in love before' will linger in the memory long after the rest has been forgotten. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Marlene is full of sass and pep in this far-fetched South Sea tale. The Duke cuts quite a figure in his officer whites. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member dietrich+wayne=fun good chemistry Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Not another Navy movie. :( Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Marlene Dietrich as a lounge singer who falls in love with an early in his career John Wayne. Pretty boring until the hilarious fight scene at the end. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member It's slight but charming and full of style. It's often very funny. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A torch singer (Marlene Dietrich) wows a Navy officer (John Wayne) and his shipmates at a South Seas cafe.
      Director
      Tay Garnett
      Screenwriter
      Ladislas Fodor, László Vadnay, John Meehan, Harry Tugend
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 25, 1940, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 30, 2006
      Runtime
      1h 27m