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Seven Men from Now (1956)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  4 August 1956 (USA)
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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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Gail Russell ...
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Walter Reed ...
John Larch ...
Payte Bodeen
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Clete (as Donald Barry)
Fred Graham ...
Henchman
John Beradino ...
Clint
John Phillips ...
Jed
Chuck Roberson ...
Mason
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Cavalry Lt. Collins
Pamela Duncan ...
Señorita Nellie
Steve Mitchell ...
Fowler
Cliff Lyons ...
Henchman
Fred Sherman ...
The Prospector
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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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7 Men from Now  »

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This film was rarely seen for decades, occasionally being shown at film festivals, until it was released on DVD as a restored, "Special Collectors Edition" nearly 50 years after its theatrical release. See more »

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Stride's leg wound changes from his right leg to his left leg (as evidenced by his using the rifle for a cane with first his right hand and then his left) and then back to his right leg by the end. See more »

Quotes

Ben Stride: Well, I'll be seein' yuh. We gotta be movin'.
The Prospector: You oughta do the same, mister unless you hanker for a haircut from a Chirachua barber.
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"B" western masterpiece with clever villain & rugged hero!
13 October 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

A "B" western made so well it evolved into a masterpiece. The film is just as noteworthy for what it shows as what it leaves to your imagination. With a clever, complex villain that you gradually learn to care about, to a rugged, silent-type, lantern jawed hero. Randolph Scott plays the damaged hero, a former sheriff whose wife is killed during a robbery he can't prevent. His vendetta is against the seven men involved know his pursuit will be as relentlessly and inevitable as the passage of time. Motivated, complex characters and a simple but gripping plot add up to a truly memorable experience.


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