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Seven Men from Now (1956)

Approved | | Action, Western | 4 August 1956 (USA)
A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

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Payte Bodeen
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Clete (as Donald Barry)
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Henchman
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Clint
John Phillips ...
Jed
Chuck Roberson ...
Mason
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Cavalry Lt. Collins
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Señorita Nellie
Steve Mitchell ...
Fowler
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Henchman
Fred Sherman ...
The Prospector
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Storyline

Ex-sheriff Ben Stride tracks the seven men who held up a Wells Fargo office and killed his wife. Stride is tormented by the fact that his own failure to keep his job was the cause of his wife's working in the express office and thus he is partly responsible for her death. Stride encounters a married couple heading west for California and helps them. Along the way they are joined by two n'er-do-wells, Masters and Clete, who know that Stride is after the express-office robbers. They plan to let Stride lead them to the bandits, then make away with the loot themselves. But they aren't the only ones carrying a secret. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Seven bullets from here his woman would be waiting -- Seven men from now -- her shame would be wiped out!

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Action | Western

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4 August 1956 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This film was the beginning of a collaboration between Randolph Scott and the director, Budd Boetticher, that revived Scott's career. They made six more films together over the next few years. Scott himself credited the film with reviving a dead career. See more »

Goofs

The configuration of the mud changes on Gail Russell's face several times. See more »

Quotes

Ben Stride: What happened up there?
Bill Masters: Payte Bodeen... I killed him.
Ben Stride: Why?
Bill Masters: Why not?
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Connections

Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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Seven Men From Now
by 'By' Dunham (as By Dunham) and Henry Vars
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A western for the ages. Perhaps the best of it's kind.
22 August 2004 | by (Palm Springs) – See all my reviews

Seven Men from Now is a must-see for all fans of the western. Beautifully directed and acted, this film is just under 80 minutes and yet manages to do more in that time than the over-long mega-films of today.

Randolph Scott who replaced John Wayne (due to Wayne's schedule) is excellent as the silent man of the West who is out to avenge his wife's murder. Gail Russell in her comeback role is marvelous and touching. Produced by John Wayne, he(Wayne) insisted that Gail be given the leading lady role even after he himself was forced to desert the leading role. He was determined to help the troubled Miss Russell restart her career. They had worked so beautifully together in two previous films, ANGEL AND THE BADMAN and WAKE OF THE RED WITCH. U.C.L.A archives has preserved this film in pristine condition and gorgeous Technicolor. We must make an effort to do a write in campaign to Warner Brothers to release it on D.V.D. so it is not once again lost to the world.


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