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Director:
Writer:
William Roberts (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 October 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
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Top drawer production See more (226 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)
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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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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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Trivia:
When filming began in Mexico, problems arose with the local censors, who demanded changes to the ways that the Mexican villagers would be portrayed. Walter Newman, who had written the screenplay, was asked to travel to the location to make the necessary script revisions, but refused. The changes written in by William Roberts were deemed significant enough to merit him a co-writing credit. Newman refused to share the credit, though, and had his name removed from the film entirely.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Outline of pack of cigarettes and possibly Zippo lighter seen in Yul Brynner's shirt pockets.See more »
Quotes:
Vin:Rojas is makin' room for you in his home.
Old Man:Rojas? His conversation would bore me to death!
Vin:Yeah, well,
[sits on the wooden chair]
Vin:maybe somebody else, huh?
Old Man:hey are all farmers. Farmers talk of nothing but fertiliser and women. I've never shared their enthusiasm for fertiliser. As for women, I became indifferent when I was 83. I am staying here.
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Referenced in Broken Nation (2015)See more »

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71 out of 91 people found the following review useful.
Top drawer production, 25 April 2003
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

What could have been a fairly routine western is lifted into the realm of classic thanks to some smart casting, sturdy direction and a rousing music score. A reworking of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai", the story concerns a Mexican village which is constantly pillaged by bandit Wallach and his small army of followers. Three of the villagers hire a mix of gunslingers to come back to protect and defend the town and rid it of the oppressors. Brynner leads the group (seven in total, hence the title) as they teach the farmers how to use a gun and prepare the town for the eventual onslaught from Wallach. The already tough odds are lengthened when some of the villagers begin to lose faith in the power of the seven. Brynner is solid in the lead role (though, unfortunately, his later role in "Westworld" adds an odd shading to his character here.) He, McQueen and Coburn define the word cool as they go about their various exploits before and after they join forces. McQueen and Coburn are men of few words, but of fierce actions when necessary. Bronson (rather young and handsome, though still a little craggy looking) does his best with a pretty mushy storyline involving the youth of the village. Buchholz overacts feverishly as a determined, but inexperienced youth. Vaughn seems a tad out of place and has one major ham moment during a nightmare. Dexter (easily the most often forgotten member of the group) has a few moments, but his character is not particularly defined. Wallach excels in the showy role of the chief bandit. His brash performance is a great counterpoint to the more steely and solemn title gunmen. The villagers come off as hapless and pitiful, for the most part. Along the way, there are several memorable vignettes that showcase the charm of the actors involved. The casting director did an almost miraculous job of using known stars and picking supporting actors who would soon be just as big so that the film now has virtually an all-star cast. The biggest shot in the arm of all is the monumental score by Elmer Bernstein. The instantly recognizable title music is just one of the many great pieces he created for the film. The sometimes laconic story is carried a long way by his score. The concept of disparate characters being brought together for a common cause has been done many times, but rarely with this level of quality. It's sometimes hard to believe that the film was made in 1960 as its look, content and cast make it seem like a later film. It was definitely a touchstone in the development of the western film.

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