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7th Heaven

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7th Heaven
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Frank Borzage
Release Date May 6, 1927
Language Silent
Studio Fox Film Corporation
Distributor Fox Film Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Diane Janet Gaynor
Chico Charles Farrell
Col. Brissac Ben Bard
Boul Albert Gran
Gobin David Butler
Uncle George Brandon Hurst
Sewer Rat George E. Stone

7th Heaven is a 1927 American silent drama movie directed by Frank Borzage. Chico has a poor life as a canal worker in Paris and dreams of a woman who loves him. One day he rescues the young prostitute Diane from her vicious sister and protects her from the police by pretending to be her husband. Both move into his attic apartment together and fall in love with each other, but their happiness seems to be short-lived.

A remake, with the number written out as a word, was released in 1937 starring Simone Simon and James Stewart. In 1995, 7th Heaven was added to the National Film Registry.

The following weapons were used in the film 7th Heaven:


Berthier Mle. 1907/15

The Berthier Mle 1907-15 rifle is the standard weapon for French infantrymen including Chico (Charles Farrell) and Gobin (David Butler). As the rifle's designification tells this rifle was put into French service in 1915; so a few months after the battle of the Marne took place. A more accurate choice would be the Lebel 1886 at the start of WWI.

Fusil Berthier Modèle 1907/15 - 8x50mmR Lebel
French soldiers marching through the streets cheered by the Parisian people after the outbreak of the war. The rifle in the center offers a view of the ejecting hole.
Papa Boul gets overwhelmed by soldiers including Gobin who want to get in his taxi.
A soldier destroys Eloise's Taximeter with the muzzle of his Berthier.
A view of a famous Marne Taxi heading to the frontline.
French soldiers prepare themselves for a massive bayonet charge.
Chico lies in a crater next to a French soldier unfixing the bayonet to use it to open a barrel of wine. In this scene the Mle. 1907/15 is not an anachronism.

Krag-Jørgensen M1899

The majority of German soldiers are incorrectly armed with Krag-Jørgensen Model 1899 Constabulary Carbines, instead of accurate Mauser rifles.

Krag-Jørgensen Model 1899 Constabulary Carbine - .30-40 Krag
A marching German column with Krag-Jørgensen rifles.
German soldiers fire their rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

At least, one German soldier is briefly seen with a correct Gewehr 1898.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The rifle is stuck in the crater after an unsuccessful melee attack.

Machine Guns

Colt Model 1895

What appears to be a Colt Model 1895, mocked up to resemble an accurate Maxim MG08, is used by German soldiers.

Colt Model 1895 - .30-40 Krag
German soldiers trying to repel the French charge.

Maxim MG 08/15

A Maxim MG08/15 is briefly seen deployed by French soldiers during the battle of the Marne in 1914. The use of this Maxim is clearly an anachronism; like the Berthier, the MG08/15 was developed one year later.

Maxim MG 08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A French soldier sets up the Maxim.
Another soldier mans the gun.


Canon de 75mm mle. 1897

Canon 75 mm modèle 1897 - 75x350 mm R
The gunners appear to U.S. soldiers; judging by their Brody helmets. Speaking of headgear, it was not until the end of 1915 that soldiers were equipped with helmets.


Near the end of the movie, Chico, Gobin, and other French soldiers can be seen using unknown flamethrowers. This model looks different from the P3, P4, and Schildt flamethrowers that were used by the French Army during WWI.

A general view of one flamethrower.
The muzzle is seen.
Chico and Gobin advancing with their flamethrowers.
The German second from right also uses a flamethrower.

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