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The Magnificent Seven -- Seven master gunmen defend a town against an army of marauding bandits in this rousing action tale.  Set in the American west, and based on the Japanese Kurasawa classic "The Seven Samurai."
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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 & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Great Western!! See more (247 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 ... Santos, 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 .... stunt double: Horst Buchholtz, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunt double: Yul Brynner (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunt double: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson .... stunt double: Yul Brynner (uncredited)
Jimmy Reno .... stunt double: James Coburn (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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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (TV rating) | Australia:G (original 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) | Netherlands:14 (original 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:
Steve McQueen wanted to act in this film but couldn't at first because the schedule of his TV series, "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958), wouldn't allow it. He crashed a car and while he was "out sick", he shot this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just before the first confrontation with Calvera, Chris removes the loop holding his six-gun in his holster twice.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Chris:The old man was right. Only the farmers won. We lost. We always lose.
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FAQ

What are the differences between "The Magnificent Seven" and "Seven Samurai"?
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45 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
A Great Western!!, 11 April 2003
Author: AbeStreet from Willoughby, OH, USA

I first saw this film about 20 years ago as a teenager and I still find it as enjoyable now as I did then. It is the tale of seven gunfighters who are hired by a poor Mexican farming community to help drive off the bandits who periodically show up and steal the communities food and goods. Of the Magnificent Seven most of the screen time is given to Chris (Brynner), Vin (McQueen) and Chico (Bucholz). While no details are given about the individual pasts of the Magnificent Seven it is fairly clear what there pasts may have been.

1. Chris: A leader, perhaps a former soldier, who has encountered danger before and gained a degree of mastery over his emotions in dangerous situation.

2. Vin: A capable man with a gun, perhaps a one time cowboy. He seems to be comfortable working as a loner but clearly would like to one day settle down.

3. Chico: The youngest of the Seven and most inexperienced. He wants to shed his farming past and attempts through acts of bravado to persuade others and himself that he is a gunfighter at heart.

4. Bernardo (Bronson): A strong solitary man that in many ways resembles Chris although not displaying the desire to lead. In many ways he is the most interesting character. He has made quite a bit of money in the past even though he is now broke. The attention he gives to the local village children and the gift he gives a village girl hint at the idea that while he is good at gunfighting he knows that it is a good family life that is important.

5. Lee (Vaughn): The most difficult character to relate to. He appears to be a gunman who in the past was cocky, arrogant and self assured but now after experiencing life on the run now doubts himself. He wants to do the right thing but finds it difficult to step up to the plate when it's his turn.

6. Britt (Coburn): A loner who is unequaled in a gun or knife fight. A man whose motives remain his own.

7. Harry (Dexter): A good man to have in a fight but one who lets greed cloud his every decision. It would seem that Harry is one of those individuals who is always one step away from gaining riches but somehow never gains them.

The leader of the bandits is Calvera (Walsh) who is not an unlikeable fellow. He appears to believe that it is his job to steal so that he can support himself and his men. For him it is only a job, not unlike the farmers who work the land to provide for their families. He has what can almost be describes as a code of ethics for those who make their living with guns. This code of ethics is evident in the way he treats the Magnificent Seven towards the end of the film. However, given the films ending, this code does not seem to be shared by the Magnificent Seven

Lastly, while many people may view this film as a western action film I think there is quite a bit of underlying humanity and character depth woven into the story. It is these underlying characteristics that distinguish it from the average western action flick and have helped to make this film as popular as it is.

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