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Director:
Writer:
William Roberts (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 October 1960 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Once You've Met Them...You'll Never Forget Them. See more »
Plot:
An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A relic of a bygone era, and a good one at that... See more (229 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Yul Brynner ... Chris Larabee Adams

Eli Wallach ... Calvera

Steve McQueen ... Vin Tanner

Charles Bronson ... Bernardo O'Reilly

Robert Vaughn ... Lee

Brad Dexter ... Harry Luck

James Coburn ... Britt
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Hilario (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyas)
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Old Man
Rosenda Monteros ... Petra
Rico Alaniz ... Sotero
Pepe Hern ... Tomas
Natividad Vacío ... Villager (as Natividad Vacio)
Mario Navarro ... Boy with O'Reilly
Danny Bravo
John A. Alonzo ... Miguel (as John Alonso)
Enrique Lucero ... Villager
Alex Montoya

Robert J. Wilke ... Wallace (as Robert Wilke)

Val Avery ... Henry

Whit Bissell ... Chamlee

Bing Russell ... Robert

Horst Buchholz ... Chico
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Amargo ... Villager (uncredited)
José Chávez ... Rafael (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Roberto Contreras ... Villager (uncredited)

Jim Davis ... Gunman at Boot Hill (uncredited)
Valentin de Vargas ... Calvera Henchman (uncredited)
Larry Duran ... Calvera Henchman (uncredited)

Victor French ... Front Office Clerk (uncredited)

Joseph Ruskin ... Flynn (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sturges 
 
Writing credits
William Roberts (screenplay)

Walter Bernstein  uncredited
Shinobu Hashimoto  screenplay "Shichinin no samurai" (uncredited)
Akira Kurosawa  screenplay "Shichinin no samurai" (uncredited)
Walter Newman  uncredited
Hideo Oguni  screenplay "Shichinin no samurai" (uncredited)

Produced by
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer
Lou Morheim .... associate producer
John Sturges .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles Lang Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Art Direction by
Edward Fitzgerald 
 
Set Decoration by
Rafael Suárez  (as Rafael Suarez)
 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist (as Emile Lavigne)
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist (as Daniel Striepke)
 
Production Management
Francisco Day .... production manager (as Chico Day)
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
Hubert Fröhlich .... production manager (uncredited)
John Veitch .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jaime Contreras .... assistant director
Robert E. Relyea .... assistant director
Emilio Fernández .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Sam Gordon .... property
 
Sound Department
Del Harris .... sound effects editor
Rafael Ruiz Esparza .... sound (as Rafael Esparza)
Jack Solomon .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Milt Rice .... special effects
 
Stunts
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Terhune .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugh Crawford .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Jack Harris .... still photographer (uncredited)
Kenneth Meade .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Kyme Meade .... camera operator (uncredited)
Don Stott .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Henrikson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Thom Conroy .... dialogue director
John Franco .... script continuity
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
128 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (TV rating) | Australia:PG (TV rating) (2005) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1988) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1961) | France:Unrated | Germany:Unrated | Italy:T | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: additional material, audio commentary) (2010) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1993) (2001) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #19668) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The 1967 hit song "Sweet Soul Music," written by Arthur Conley and Otis Redding and first recorded by Conley, quotes a portion of Elmer Bernstein's score for The Magnificent Seven (1960) as its instrumental horn opening.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening scene, when Calvera is complaining about religion, he takes the cup to drink in his left hand. As he sits at the table and finishes complaining, the cup is switches to his right hand.See more »
Quotes:
[Britt has just shot a fleeing bandit off his horse]
Chico:Ah, that was the greatest shot I've ever seen.
Britt:The worst! I was aiming at the horse.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Bring It On: Cowboys (#1.1)" (2001)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between "The Magnificent Seven" and "Seven Samurai"?
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62 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
A relic of a bygone era, and a good one at that..., 2 October 2004
Author: mentalcritic from Southern Hemisphere

Based somewhat faithfully on the Akira Kurosawa classic Shichinin no samurai, The Magnificent Seven could be mistaken for just another of the many Westerns that were turned out in Hollywood during this era. But there is a certain something that keeps The Magnificent Seven unique. Part of it is the concept borrowed from the earlier Japanese film, but some of it lies in the attitude of the seven mercenaries referred to in the title.

Much is made here of the difference between fighting for money, fighting for justice, or fighting for a future. While this version of Kurosawa's epic contains all the philosophical leanings of the original, it isn't nearly as long-winded or languid. The downside to this is that it isn't nearly as moody or powerful. In fact, one can easily see the difference between American and foreign cinema simply by comparing Shichinin no samurai with The Magnificent Seven. One is incredibly dark and downbeat most of the time. The other mostly has a score that is so major it wouldn't sound out of place in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.

Differences in feeling aside, the ultimate question is whether this version of the story manages to entertain. The hardest challenge any film faces is keeping the audience amused while all the exposition is laid out. Here, the exposition is kept to a minimum while carefully inserted between some fast-paced, albeit very mild action sequences.

Sometimes, the dialogue ("We deal in lead, friend.") gets incredibly stilted. Sometimes, it seems incredibly wise. Well, since we have examples of films where it's all stilted, all the time, we can forgive this one. The film also includes several textbook examples of how to include a sudden plot element without seeming contrived. When we learn why Calvera's men just won't go away, it needs no setup simply because it is consistent with their behaviour throughout the rest of the film.

In the end, The Magnificent Seven comes off as an excellent remake of a masterpiece. There are better Westerns out there, and there are better action films, but there aren't many. I gave it a nine out of ten. Go in expecting to be entertained, but little more, and you cannot go wrong.

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