V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

7 Women

V' 14

7 Women

John Ford
USA, 1965
84min, Omd/fU

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7 Women

John Ford
USA, 1965
, 84min, Omd/fU

Actors: 
Anne Bancroft
Sue Lyon
Margaret Leighton
Flora Robson
Mildred Dunnock
Betty Field
Anna Lee
Eddie Albert
Mike Mazurki
Woody Strode
Hans William Lee
Jane Chang
Irene Tsu
Contributors: 
Original short story
«Chinese Finale» by Norah Lofts
Screenplay: 
Janet Green
John McCormick
Sound: 
Franklin Milton
Camera: 
Joseph LaShelle
Editor: 
Otho Lovering
Composer: 
Elmer Bernstein
Decoration: 
George W. Davis
Eddie Imazu
Costume: 
Walter Plunkett

Production: 
Bernhard Smith Productions, John Ford Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Format: 
35 mm
Color

John Ford's final film is set in China in 1935, where a group of American women, led by Agatha work as missionaries. One of the women is pregnant and accompanied by her husband, while the others are single and on their own. The mission has become crowded after a cholera epidemic forced several outsiders to flee a nearby British mission and seek shelter with the American group, while a Mongol warrior has assembled troops who are sacking the area. When the female doctor D.L. Cartwright enters the picture, she attempts to bring humor and civility to the group, but her tough yet compassionate nature clashes with Agatha's by-the-book approach, and when Cartwright is willing to put her own safety at risk to gain the attentions of Tunga Khan and slow his onslaught, the group is strongly divided.

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