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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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7 Men from Now  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After realizing he would not be able to star in the movie John Wayne considered abandoning it altogether. However, he then learned that Robert Mitchum's representatives were interested in purchasing the story as a vehicle for their star, so he gave the project to Warner Bros. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ben Stride: [about Greer] A man oughta be able to take care of his woman.
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Connections

Featured in Budd Boetticher: An American Original (2005) See more »

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Good Love
by 'By' Dunham (as By Dunham) and Henry Vars
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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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