One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham (Ann Todd), a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. She is rescued and taken back to hospital to undergo psychological treatment by Dr. Larsen (Herbert Lom). Larsen, desperately wants to know the events and persons who drove her to this state and help her. He makes Francesca talk about her past with her controlling guardian, Nicholas (James Mason) who forced her to practice the piano and kept her isolated from any friendships... OSCAR winning film. This long-awaited blockbuster is the 10th most viewed film in UK Cinema History, higher than Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings! First ever DVD release. Features extensive booklet notes and a 40 minute Documentary, Home James , featuring James Mason visiting his home town of Huddersfield.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Booklet, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Production Notes, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Ann Todd stars as an amnesiac mental patient, Francesca Cunningham, who hopes that psychiatrist Dr. Larsen (Herbert Lom) will help her lift the veils of her memory. In a series of flashbacks counterpointed by a lush piano concerto background score, Francesca discovers that she has been a victim of the cruelties of others all her life. Only Nicholas (James Mason), an embittered, crippled musician, has ever shown her any compassion, training the girl to become a top concert pianist. Even he turned on Francesca when she becomes romantically involved with other men, but as the flashbacks end, Francesca arrives at a startling realization about Nicholas's true feelings for her. Filmed on a shoestring, The Seventh Veil rang in as the biggest British box-office success of 1946. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Oscar Academy Awards, ...The Seventh Veil