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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

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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 <>

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


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23 October 1960 (USA)  »

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Die glorreichen Sieben  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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After the first defense of the village, when Chris is asked what he would do if he were Caldera, the villager behind him with the sling has the sling going over his left shoulder. After the Chris tells the villager to change the guards, the villager with the sling has the sling over his right shoulder. See more »


Vin: What're you gonna do when Calvera comes?
Old Man: At my age, a little excitement is welcome. Don't worry. Why would he kill me? Bullets cost money.
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Interesting differences from the Japanese version
14 February 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I've seen both the American and Japanese versions many times, and while everyone agrees about which one is better, the American version has some virtues: 1) Our heroes are selected by the farmers when they defend a dead Indian's right to be buried in the same place as white people; therefore they are seen as champions of social and racial equality by the farmers. 2) A magnificent villain played by Eli Wallach. 3) Charlie Bronson's relationship with the village boys. And some tremendous faults: 1) Combining the Young Student and Crazy Fool characters; some of the most poignant scenes in the Japanese version involved the interaction between these two. 2) Not filming the final battle in the rain. And of course many more of each. It's an interesting discussion. Both are great movies that shouldn't be missed. Remember that Kurosawa gave John Sturges a sword in appreciation after seeing his film.

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