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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  23 October 1960 (USA)
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An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
Hilario (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyas)
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Rosenda Monteros ...
Rico Alaniz ...
Pepe Hern ...
Natividad Vacío ...
Villager (as Natividad Vacio)
Mario Navarro ...
Danny Bravo


A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with 7, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of 40 bandits who will arrive wanting food. An Americanization of the film, Seven Samurai (1954) Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They were seven - And they fought like seven hundred! See more »


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Release Date:

23 October 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die glorreichen Sieben  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Yul Brynner (5'10") was concerned to make sure he always appeared substantially taller than Steve McQueen (5'9 1/2"), to the point of making a little mound of earth and standing on it in all their shots together. McQueen, for his part, casually kicked at the mound every time he passed by it. See more »


The flute which Barnardo carves and gives to the little girl has no fipple, the hole down from the mouth end which produces sound when air is blown across it. Despite this he is able to produce a reasonable tone and distinct notes: clearly dubbed. See more »


Vin: We heard you got that Salinas thing cleaned up in five weeks.
O'Reilly: They paid me $800 for that one.
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O'Reilly: They paid me $500 for that one.
Vin: You cost a lot.
O'Reilly: [proudly] Yeah, I cost a lot.
Chris: The pay is $20.
[Chris and Vin turn and walk away]
O'Reilly: [Calling after them] $20? Right now, that's a lot.
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Yul Is Cool!
26 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is considered one of the all-time great westerns: a real classic, and I can't argue. I've seen a number of faster-moving and better westerns but few with a cast this good that's still entertaining. I never get tired of seeing the stars in this movie. How often are actors like Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Eli Wallach boring.....or all in the same movie? Not too often. Throw in Robert Vaughn and Horst Buchholz and you have a memorable cast.

As "cool" as McQueen was in his day, in this film Brynner was the "coolest" guy. Just the intense look on his face with those piercing eyes and deep voice command attention whenever he's on screen. Meanwhile, nobody but nobody played a Mexican villain better than Wallach.

The "good guys" in this classic movie are all professional killers and show their human side by admitting their weaknesses and the emptiness of their profession. No one says it better here than Bronson, who gives a couple of very powerful "sermons" to some young boys.

A solid western and a pretty famous theme song, too! It's also another good example of showing some real tough guys who can be convincing without profanity. Can you imagine the dialog if this film was re-made today?!

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