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Seven Sinners

Doomed Cargo

1936

Albert de Courville
Director
Gaumont British Picture Corporation
Studio

American private detective working in France finds a corpse which promptly disappears, leading to all sorts of trouble with trains.

Excellent little mystery, sort of a precursor to The Lady Vanishes (also scripted by Launder & Gilliat). This time a body appears on a train, instead of disappearing from one, though a separated train car does serve as a trap for the protagonists in both films.

Lowe and Cummings make a fine team, and the dialogue is sharp. The plot is a bit rushed because of the short screen time, but a wonderful film nonetheless.

Note: All sources say this film was released in the US as Doomed Cargo to avoid confusion with the 1940 John Wayne film, but it's more likely it was released in both the US and UK as Seven Sinners, and the name changed in re-release.

-Dave W.


Seven Sinners
1st June 1936
Cinema



67 mins
1.37:1

Seven Sinners
15th August 1936
Cinema



67 mins
1.37:1



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Edmund Lowe
John Harwood
Constance Cummings
Caryl Fenton
Thomy Bourdelle
Paul Turbé
Henry Oscar
Axel Hoyt
(spelled Hoyte in credits)
Felix Aylmer
Sir Charles Webber
Joyce Kennedy
Elizabeth Wentworth
O.B. Clarence
Registrar
Mark Lester
Captain Fitzgerald, Chief Constable
Allan Jeayes
Heinrich Wagner
Allan Jeayes
Heinrich Wagner
Anthony Holles
Reception Clerk
David Horne
Hotel Manager
Edwin Laurence
Guildhall Guide
James Harcourt
The Vicar
Unknown 32280
Carnival Celebrator
(Bill Hodge?)
Henry Hallatt
Hoyt's Butler
(uncredited)
Unknown 32280
Main in Guildhall Photo Who Owes Harwood 5 Bucks
(an in-joke, but who is this?)
Unknown 32280
Modiste
Unknown 32280
Whist Player
Unknown 32280
Whist Player
Unknown 32280
Whist Player
Unknown 32280
Whist Player
Unknown 32280
Whist Player
Unknown 32280
Whist Player
Phyllis Morris
Mrs. Forsyth, Irate Whist Player
(uncredited)
Unknown 32280
Whist Player
(dead ringer for Nicholas Bruce)
Warren Jenkins
Reporter Talking to Turbé
(uncredited)
Charles Oliver
Turbé's Assistant
(unconfirmed)
Margaret Davidge
Dr. Evans' Housekeeper
(uncredited)
Unknown 32280
Dr. Jesse Evans
Jack Vyvyan
Publican
(uncredited)
Patrick Ludlow
Loony Poet at Pilgrims of Peace
(uncredited)
Unknown 32280
Henchman at Pilgrims of Peace
Unknown 32280
Detective in Theater
Joe Delmonte
Undetermined Role
Palais Garnier
Itself

Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes
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