American Classics

Seventh Heaven

In 1914, in a lowly Paris neighborhood, sewer cleaner Chico (James Stewart) saves Diane (Simone Simon) from her brutal sister, Nana (Gale Sondergaard), and promises Father Chevillon (Jean Hersholt) to look after her. Although the insecure Diane feels unworthy, Chico convinces her to remain with him in his apartment on the seventh floor, which Diane describes as heaven. The couple pretends to be married to satisfy the police, but after the war begins and Chico is called up, Diane is left alone.