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 <email@example.com>
Seven bullets from here his woman would be waiting -- Seven men from now -- her shame would be wiped out!
Did You Know?
John Wayne's company, Batjac, produced this film and he had planned to play the lead. He didn't because after preproduction had already started, John Ford
contacted the Duke with a new project called The Searchers
(1956), which Wayne opted to star in instead. Since money was already being spent to make "Seven Men From Now", it could not be stopped without losing that money. John Wayne
asked Randolph Scott
to play the lead in his place. 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
You must've rode a long way.
Ain't you got no horse?
Did have. Chirichua jumped me about ten mile back.
They stole 'em?
They ate him.
Referenced in Collateral Damage
by 'By' Dunham
(as By Dunham) and Henry Vars See more