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Seven Men from Now
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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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(6 articles)
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Boetticher's first and probably finest western with Randolph Scott See more (48 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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
John Wayne had originally intended to play the lead role himself, but was prevented from doing so due to his busy schedule. Before Randolph Scott was chosen, Joel McCrea and Robert Preston were also considered.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lee Marvin remarks that it looks like rain, there are clouds in the sky, but in the next cut to Scott and Russell the sky is clear and azure blue.See more »
Quotes:
Ben Stride:What happened up there?
Bill Masters:Payte Bodeen... I killed him.
Ben Stride:Why?
Bill Masters:Why not?
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37 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Boetticher's first and probably finest western with Randolph Scott, 5 October 2002
Author: Kalaman from Ottawa

I finally got to see Budd Boetticher's superb Technicolor western "Seven Men from Now" which was long considered a lost classic in 1950s American cinema. The copy I saw was a pre-restored version but in excellent condition. This is Boetticher's first of a series of fascinating, modest, and low-budget westerns with Randolph Scott. The others include "Buchanan Rides Alone", "Decision at Sundown", "The Tall T", "Ride Lonesome", and "Comanche Station".

All of them are superb, but "Seven Men" is really my favorite. As Andrew Sarris astutely observed in his Boetticher entry in The American Cinema, "Constructed partly as allegorical odysseys and partly as floating poker games in which every character took turns at bluffing about his hand or his draw until the final showdown, Boetticher's westerns expressed a weary serenity and moral certitude that was contrary to the more neurotic approaches of other directors in this neglected genre of the cinema". From the stunning opening sequence of Scott coming from behind the camera entering a rocky shelter to the final scene of Gail Russell watching Scott leaving the town, "Seven Men" is an exciting, brooding, and impeccably constructed western. Boetticher deftly uses the vast isolated landscape to comment on the characters' isolation and entrapment. The screenplay by Burt Kennedy is brilliant and witty. The film also features some extraordinary performances by Scott and his clever nemesis, played by the incredible Lee Marvin, a role that somehow anticipates his sadistic Liberty Valance in Ford's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance". Scott plays a morally ambiguous ex-sheriff who, while helping an Eastern husband and wife, travel cross-country in their covered wagon, hunts for the seven men shot and killed his wife. The scenes between Scott and Russell are strangely moving and effective. The final showdown between Scott and Marvin is stunning and unforgettable.

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