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Seven Men from Now (1956)

 -  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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Payte Bodeen
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Clete (as Donald Barry)
Fred Graham ...
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Clint
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Señorita Nellie
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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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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 »

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Cavalry Lt. Collins: We've been dispatched from Fort Crittenden to make a wide sweep south to contact any and all Chirichua in the area. Reports indicate they may be massing along the border.
Ben Stride: Can't be more than 50 of them left in the whole territory.
Cavalry Lt. Collins: Oh, according to our scouts there's well over 100.
Ben Stride: [Laconically] That include the squaws, Lieutenant?
Cavalry Lt. Collins: I take it you don't think the Indians are dangerous.
Ben Stride: They're worse than that. They're hungry. Nothing as deadly as a half-starved Chirichua,
Cavalry Lt. Collins: Well then, we agree.
Ben Stride: [...]
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A western for the ages. Perhaps the best of it's kind.
22 August 2004 | by (London, England) – 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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