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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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John Wayne Wanted this one himself See more (46 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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 (WarnerColor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Both Budd Boetticher and writer Burt Kennedy hated the title song and lobbied to have it eliminated when the film was restored, but Batjac and UCLA insisted the film be shown in its original form.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:
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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41 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
John Wayne Wanted this one himself, 21 December 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

John Wayne's Batjac productions was the producer of this fine B western and it shows the clout of star power. According to a book I have about those last three B western heroes, Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy, Wayne liked the script and wanted to do it himself, but at the time was tied up with The Searchers. He peddled the script which he owned because Burt Kennedy who wrote it was under contract to Batjac and was doing it under Wayne's auspices to a number of people before getting Randolph Scott. When it premiered Wayne cursed himself that he hadn't done it.

If he had it would have become a classic like The Searchers. Wayne was at the height of his career at that point and Randolph Scott was doing good critically acclaimed, but B programmers that filled the second half of double bills at that time.

Hard to see how the Duke would have been better than Randolph Scott. He's a former sheriff out hunting the men who robbed a Wells Fargo express office and killed his wife who was working there. While on the hunt he runs into Walter Reed and Gail Russell who are a homesteader and wife traveling to California. Scott helps them out and rides along with them. Their story and his get enmeshed as the plot unfolds.

Gail Russell was a tragic figure who was a good friend of Wayne's. She had a lot of problems both emotional and with substance abuse. Like the Duke was wont to do, he gave her a part in this hoping for a comeback. Though she was good, it was not to be the case.

Her husband in the film, Walter Reed, got another chance to work with John Wayne this time in The Horse Soldiers as one of the officers on the raid that Wayne was leading. So did Stuart Whitman who has a bit role as a young army lieutenant. Their chemistry in The Comancheros was legendary.

Speaking of The Comancheros, Lee Marvin is memorable here as one of the villains with some highly mixed motives. And he too would get to work with John Wayne in the future.

Seven Men from Now is a fine film which but for a previous commitment could have been an A picture and a John Wayne classic. But Randolph Scott could hardly have been topped for the performance he gave.

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