Eleanor Parker made a lot of great movie in the 1950s and one of her more under-appreciated efforts from that decade is The Seventh Sin. It was based on the novel The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham. Most people can't talk about The Seventh Sin without mentioning that the same story was first filmed in 1934 with Greta Garbo in the lead (oops, I mentioned it!). The Painted Veil was again filmed in 2006, leaving The Seventh Sin as probably the least seen version. Well, I haven't seen either version of The Painted Veil, I've only watched The Seventh Sin, so I can't draw any comparisons. I can just say that Eleanor Parker was terrific in it and that this film certainly stands alone.
Here are some images of Eleanor Parker in The Seventh Sin:
|Jean-Pierre Aumont lights Eleanor Parker's cigarette|
|Eleanor Parker and George Sanders|
|Eleanor Parker and George Sanders again|