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
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Did You Know?
Fort Crittenden, named for a Civil War hero, was built in 1867 at the head of Davidson Canyon in Arizona specifically a base of operations against the Apaches and replaced Fort Buchanen, which was destroyed in 1865. The fort was closed in 1873, which means that "Seven Men from Now" takes place in the six year period 1867-1873. Mounds of dirt and decayed adobe walls mark the site today. See more
When Randolph Scott's character says goodbye to Mrs Greer at the end, he stands facing her with the horse on his left side. In the next shot, a closeup, the horse is on his right side. See more
A man oughta be able to take care of his woman.
Referenced in Collateral Damage
Seven Men From Now
by 'By' Dunham
(as By Dunham) and Henry Vars See more