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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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Another expertly crafted Western from Boetticher and Scott. 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
 
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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Runtime:
78 min
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Color (WarnerColor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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This film was rarely seen for decades, occasionally being shown at film festivals, until it was released on DVD as a restored, "Special Collectors Edition" nearly 50 years after its theatrical release.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
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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Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) (TV)See more »
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Another expertly crafted Western from Boetticher and Scott., 30 May 2009
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Seven Men from Now is directed by Budd Boetticher and produced by John Wayne's Batjac Productions. Written by Burt Kennedy it stars Randolph Scott, Gail Russell & Lee Marvin. Music is by Henry Vars & William H. Clothier photographs out of the Alabama Hills and Lone Pine, California.

Former Sheriff Ben Stride is on the trail of the seven men; who whilst robbing a Wells Fargo office, killed his wife in the process. Mentally tortured by having lost his job that resulted in his wife having to work at Wells Fargo, Stride is totally driven by hurt and anger. But along the way he helps a married couple who are stuck in the mud; who persuade Stride to ride West with them in case of further problems. They are then joined by a couple of suspect characters who have their own private agenda for tagging along with Stride: all parties seemingly heading for the day when the truth will out.

Director Budd Boetticher and leading Western star Randolph Scott made between 1956 and 1960, seven interesting and genre bending films. This was the first of their collaborations, and although it can be said they were merely honing their "Adult Western" bent here, all the traits that would make the upcoming The Tall T and Comanche Station so worthy of genre classic status is evident here in this film. Tho simple in plot; I mean man on a mission movies are not exactly rare are they? Seven Men From Now is boosted by a smartly ambiguous turn from Lee Marvin as Bill Masters, while Boetticher's ability to raise his complex and hungry characters above and beyond the standard tale further gives the piece some kudos. Incidents dot themselves throughout the story to keep the film from ever drifting to the mundane, while the location work at Lone Pine, Alabama Hills in California is gorgeous; where we should be thankful to cinematographer William H. Clothier for realising that Boetticher needs his vista to be another character.

Originally intended as a vehicle for John Wayne, who took producing duties instead when his schedule wouldn't allow him the time to star, Seven Men From Now gave Randolph Scott a chance to show just what a fine actor he was. His Ben Stride could so easily have been played as corny and grumpy, but Scott gives it the emotional depth that Burt Kennedy's script demanded. Gail Russell {Annie Greer} is the lady of the piece. She ultimately led a sad real life, but at least here as the woman caught between two men, we get to see that she did have the ability when called upon; even if this didn't relaunch her career in the way that her friend John Wayne had originally hoped for. In fact Gail was to sadly succumb to the alcoholism that blighted her life just five years later, aged just 36. Thankfully this film stands up as a fine way to remember her beauty and for the efforts that she put into the Western genre.

Lacking the heavy cloud of doom of Boetticher & Scott's best collaborations, this one, however, boasts richly interesting characters that are telling a cunning moral allegory tale. It be an Oater for those who like intelligence over yippee ki-yay like histrionics. 8/10

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