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Seven Men from Now -- A former sheriff, haunted by the loss of his wife in a Wells Fargo robbery, hunts for the seven men responsible for her death.


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Burt Kennedy (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 August 1956 (USA) See more »
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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  (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
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
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"7 Men from Now" - Australia, UK (DVD title), USA (DVD title)
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78 min
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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After John Wayne decided not to star in this film, the lead role was offered to Gary Cooper, who turned it down.See more »
Continuity: The configuration of the mud changes on Gail Russell's face several times.See more »
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:[Ambiguously] Do we?
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72 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Bud Boetticher and me, 9 May 2001
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

I have a story to tell about this one. I had never heard of Bud Boetticher or "7 Men from Now" when I set out with my mom (a cool old lady) to Berkeley to see what was going on (she's from out of town). We found a schedule for the Pacific Film Archive and it said they were showing 2 westerns by Bud Boetticher and that he would be there. Well, I'm a sucker for meeting directors (very few crawl out to bask in the sun, it must be bad for their complexion) especially if they directed lots of b movies. They were showing "Bullfighter and the Lady" (also excellent) and "7 Men From Now." 7 Men is one of the best westerns I have ever seen, Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott are just terrific and the direction is amazing. I thought the kinetic energy combined with the extreme tension in the fights at the end were excellent. Now, after the show Boetticher and his wife showed up and Boetticher had some illuminating words to say. After that he met some of us in the audience, and I happened to mention how much I liked the scene where Gail Russell is in the wagon and puts out the candle and has a brief but oddly touching dialogue with Randolph Scott, who is lying under the wagon. What Boetticher said was "Yes, that's a much better way to do a sex scene, now isn't it?". When I reflected on this statement later, I realized what seemed casual at first was in fact a profound statement on film expression: Boetticher was telling me that what he was showing WAS sex. Maybe, I think he suggested, throbbing bodies and dim lights aren't sex at all. Maybe what so many people in my generation (I'm 25) take as naivete in classic films was....... dare I say it, TASTE AND STYLE???!!! Yes is the answer. And Boetticher's got both of them, hats off to him and everyone else involved in this fine film I hope everyone sees (and I hope I get a chance to see again and again).

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