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7 Women (1966)

Not Rated | | Drama | 24 March 1966 (West Germany)
In China in 1935, seven dedicated missionary women try to protect themselves from the advances of a barbaric Mongolian warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors.

Director:

John Ford

Writers:

Janet Green (screenplay), John McCormick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Bancroft ... Dr. D.R. Cartwright
Sue Lyon ... Emma Clark
Margaret Leighton ... Agatha Andrews
Flora Robson ... Miss Binns
Mildred Dunnock ... Jane Argent
Betty Field ... Florrie Pether
Anna Lee ... Mrs. Russell
Eddie Albert ... Charles Pether
Mike Mazurki ... Tunga Khan
Woody Strode ... Lean Warrior
Jane Chang Jane Chang ... Miss Ling
Hans William Lee Hans William Lee ... Kim
H.W. Gim H.W. Gim ... Coolie
Irene Tsu ... Chinese Girl
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Storyline

In a mission in China in 1935, Agatha Andrews is a rigid missionary beset by Mongolian bandits led by Warlord chief Tunga Khan. With her are her assistant Jane Argent, staff members Emma Clark, Miss Russell and Miss Binns, head of the British mission, Charles Pather, a teacher at the mission and his pregnant wife Florrie. When Dr. D.R. Cartwright arrives, she agrees to sacrifice herself to the Tunga Khan in exchange for his letting the ladies go free. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Story of Flame and Fury, Faith and Fear, Love and Adventure

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 March 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Chinese Finale See more »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The last movie that John Ford directed. See more »

Goofs

The hairstyle of Dr. Cartwright is a 1960s fashion that is out of place in 1935. See more »

Quotes

Dr. D.R. Cartwright: [to Tunga Khan, Bandit Leader] So long, ya bastard!
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Connections

Referenced in We Blew It (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus Loves Me
(uncredited)
Words by Anna B. Warner and David Rutherford McGuire
Music by William B. Bradbury
Sung by Sue Lyon and the children
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Anne Bancroft stars in John Ford's last film.
23 September 2017 | by alanbenfieldjrSee all my reviews

For a film nut like me. 7 Women offers a plethora of pleasures. Patricia Neal was suppose to star but ill health made her unavailable. Anne Bancroft took over as the drinking, smoking, swearing saint. and all the aspects of this complex character are totally real in Anne Bancroft's face. She arrives to the Mission in China like a benevolent tornado. The spectacular Margaret Leighton is the head of the Mission and she plays it like a raw nerve, Among the other women, Flora Robson, Queen Elizabeth to Laurence Olivier's Michael Ingolby in Fire Over England, brings a voice of reason that reassure us, Betty Field , Kim Novak's mother in Picnic, among a gallery of memorable characters, plays the pregnant middle age woman who offends the Christian mission for having had sex with her husband under their roof. Mildred Dunnock, Anna Lee and even Stanley Kubrick's Lolita, Sue Lyon is part of the Mission. On the other side, the villains, that offended so many people, John Ford casts his longtime companion Woody Strode. I understand and even accept all the criticisms listed in the reviews of this pages but, somehow, I can put all that aside and enjoy the plethora of pleasures that it offers.


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