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Seven Men from Now (1956)

Approved | | 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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Walter Reed ...
John Larch ...
Payte Bodeen
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Clete (as Donald Barry)
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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 ...
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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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The final showdown between Randolph Scott and Lee Marvin did not show Scott drawing his gun, as the actor could not draw fast enough. See more »

Goofs

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.
[laughs]
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Referenced in Collateral Damage (2002) See more »

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Seven Men From Now
by 'By' Dunham (as By Dunham) and Henry Vars
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Solid Western
1 April 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While heading to Flora Vista, the coach of John Greer (Walter Reed) and his wife Annie Greer (Gail Russell) gets trapped in the mud and the former sheriff Ben Stride (Randolph Scott) helps the couple that invites him to ride together with them. Then they meet the strangers Bill Masters (Lee Marvin) and his partner Clete (Donald Barry) and Bill tells to the couple that Ben is tracking down the seven men that robbed the Well Fargo office in Silver Springs and killed his wife that worked in the office. Annie gets close to Ben, who feels responsible for the death of his beloved wife. During their journey, they have moments of tension with an attack of Indians and the interest of Bill in Annie, and Ben asks Bill and Clete to leave the couple. When they arrive in the boundary of Flora Vista, John discloses a secret to Ben.

"Seven Men From Now" is a solid western, with story and characters very well developed and outstanding performances. Randolph Scott performs a lonely rider thirsty to revenge the death of his wife, and Lee Marvin performs a great villain, as usual. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "7 Homens Sem Destino" ("7 Men Without Destiny")


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