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Seven Men from Now
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Director:
Writer:
Burt Kennedy (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 August 1956 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(6 articles)
User Reviews:
Lee Marvin at his most cunning See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Randolph Scott ... Ben Stride
Gail Russell ... Annie Greer

Lee Marvin ... Bill Masters
Walter Reed ... John Greer
John Larch ... Payte Bodeen

Don 'Red' Barry ... Clete (as Donald Barry)
Fred Graham ... Henchman
John Beradino ... Clint
John Phillips ... Jed
Chuck Roberson ... Mason

Stuart Whitman ... Cavalry Lt. Collins
Pamela Duncan ... Señorita Nellie
Steve Mitchell ... Fowler
Cliff Lyons ... Henchman
Fred Sherman ... The Prospector
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Sowards ... Stage Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Budd Boetticher 
 
Writing credits
Burt Kennedy (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Andrew V. McLaglen .... producer
Robert E. Morrison .... producer
John Wayne .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Henry Vars 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier 
 
Film Editing by
Everett Sutherland 
 
Art Direction by
A. Leslie Thomas  (as Leslie Thomas)
 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Web Overlander .... makeup supervisor
Norman Pringle .... makeup supervisor
Lillian Ugrin .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Nate H. Edwards .... production manager
Gordon B. Forbes .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmett Morrison .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe LaBella .... property master (as Joseph LaBella)
 
Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound
 
Stunts
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rudy Harrington .... costumer
Edward Sebesta .... wardrobe designer: Miss Russell
Carl Walker .... costumer
 
Music Department
Henry Vars .... conductor
 
Other crew
Catalina Lawrence .... script supervisor
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"7 Men from Now" - Australia, UK (DVD title), USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
78 min
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Color:
Color (WarnerColor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
John Wayne gave the female lead to Gail Russell, his co-star from Angel and the Badman (1947) and Wake of the Red Witch (1948). He did so despite being warned that she looked twenty years too old to play a character in her mid-twenties. Russell had not made a film in five years and had a serious drinking problem which would later end her life at the age of 36.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The configuration of the mud changes on Gail Russell's face several times.See more »
Quotes:
Jed:You must've rode a long way.
Ben Stride:I walked.
Jed:Ain't you got no horse?
Ben Stride:Did have. Chirichua jumped me about ten mile back.
Jed:They stole 'em?
Ben Stride:They ate him.
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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Lee Marvin at his most cunning, 26 December 2005
Author: krorie from Van Buren, Arkansas

This is one of my favorite westerns. Since it has been out of circulation until recently, few of the new generation have got to see it. Hopefully now that it has been restored on DVD it will receive its just desserts. If at all possible, see the wide-screen version. Budd Boetticher believed that as many shots as possible should be made outside. His movies have few interior scenes. He shot his best westerns in Lone Pine, California, second only to Utah's Mounument Valley for natural beauty that fulfills anyone's fantasy of how the Old West should appear on the big screen. "Seven Men From Now" also contains one of my favorite movie shots highlighting the genius of Boetticher. When Ben Stride (Randy Scott) draws against Bill Masters (Lee Marvin) the viewer never sees Stride draw. His/Her imagination must be used to visualize just how fast Stride's draw is. It's sort of like the old joke used on the Steve Allen Television Show by Don Knotts. He never moves his hands and asks the viewer, "Wanna see it again?"

These were the early days of Lee Marvin's film career when he was still trying to prove himself as a viable actor. In "Seven Men From Now" he succeeds beyond one's wildest expectations. Though he deserved the Oscar for "Cat Ballou" a few years later, he is actually better in "Seven Men From Now" than he was in that award-winning flick. After "Cat Ballou" his acting deteriorated somewhat, though from time to time he turned in an admirable performance especially in the neglected classic "Point Blank." Second only to Lee Marvin, is Randolph Scott who never gave a poor performance. He plays to perfection his role as a revenge seeking, self-pitying Marshall who still believes in fair play and romance. John Wayne was originally slotted for the role, but it is doubtful that even such a great actor as Wayne could have played Ben Stride the way he was meant to be portrayed, the way Randy Scott plays him. The finely honed well-written script is by Burt Kennedy who would go on to make one of the funniest westerns ever, "Support Your Local Sheriff." What a team Boetticher, Kennedy, and Scott made.

Though it is good to see the old cowboy star Don "Red" Barry on the big screen once more, his part as Bill Masters' weak-minded sidekick does not fit him. He is sadly miscast. A character actor such as Strother Martin would have fit the role much better.

This is one of those films not to be missed whether you're a western fan or not. It can be viewed repeatedly and enjoyed more each time.

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