The Seventh Victim (1943)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Mark Robson.

Plot Summary

Mary Gibson travels to Manhattan in search of her missing sister Jacqueline, hoping that Jacqueline's mysterious husband will hold the clue to her disappearance. But Mary finds herself involved with a sinister cult of Satanists who are also looking for Jacqueline for very different reasons…


Directed by: Mark Robson
Copyright MCMXLIII [1943] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents
Produced by: Val Lewton
Written by: Charles O'Neal and DeWitt Bodeen
Assistant Director: William Dorfman
Director of Photography: Nicholas Musuraca
Edited by: John Lockert
Music by: Roy Webb
Musical Director: C. Bakaleinikoff
Recorded by: John C. Grubb
RCA Sound System
Gowns by: Renié
Art Directors: Albert S. D'Agostino, Walter E. Keller
Set Decorations: Harley Miller, Darrell Silvera

Tom Conway (Doctor Louis Judd)
Jean Brooks (Jacqueline Gibson)
Isabel Jewell (Frances Fallon)
Kim Hunter (Mary Gibson)
Evelyn Brent (Natalie Cortez)
Erford Gage (Jason Hoag)
Ben Bard (Mr Brun)
Hugh Beaumont (Gregory Ward)
Chef Milani (Mr Jacob Romari)
Marguerita Sylva (Mrs Bella Romari)

Alternative Titles

The 7th Victim – USA (advertising)
Seitsemäs uhri – Finland (television)
La settima vittima – Italy

See also
Rosemary's Baby (1968)



  • Classic Images no.115 (January 1985) p.45 – article
  • Filmfax no.78 (April/May 2000) pp.44-49 – illustrated article (The other Hugh Beaumont by Jeff Smith)
  • Films in Review no.5 (May 1979) pp.290-296 – illustrated biography, filmography (Barbara Hale by Doug McClelland)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.11 no.122 (February 1944) p.18 – credits, synopsis, review (by D.E.B.)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.46 no.543 (April 1979) pp.82-82 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Motion Picture Herald 21 August 1943 – credits, review
  • Today's Cinema vol.61 no.4970 (17 December 1943) – review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.83-84 – illustrated credits, review
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.146-148; 153
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.346-247
  • RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts p.276-280
  • by Walt Lee p.430 – credits
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.50-51 – illustrated review (by Paul Sparrow-Clarke)