MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,476 this week

Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Western  -  25 September 1960 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 356 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 6 critic

Audie Murphy is again the kid who puts on a badge to catch the bad guy, skillfully played by Barry Sullivan. On the way back to town the two develop a curiously close relationship - ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 06 Nov 2010
 
a list of 4539 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)

Seven Ways from Sundown (1960) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Seven Ways from Sundown.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gunsmoke (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Railroad surveyer Murphy goes after rustlers who murdered his father and brother. Along the way, he first arrests then teams up with outlaw Duryea who helps Murphy only to see how long the ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Dan Duryea
Destry (1954)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sher
Stars: Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland
War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Murphy deserts the Union Army to warn former Texas neighbors of impending Indian attacks triggered by Army massacre. He overcomes initial distrust and convinces the homesteaders (all women ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Hope Emerson
Western | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Burns, Kenneth Tobey
The Texican (1966)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Wanted north of the border, Jess Carlin resides safely in Mexico. Then he hears his brother was killed in a gunfight with another man. Knowning his brother never carried a gun he heads ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Audie Murphy, Broderick Crawford, Diana Lorys
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally
Tepepa (1969)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro.

Director: Giulio Petroni
Stars: Tomas Milian, Orson Welles, John Steiner
Tumbleweed (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Seven Ways From Sundown Jones
...
Jim Flood
Venetia Stevenson ...
Joy Karrington
...
Texas Ranger Sergeant Henessey
...
Texas Ranger Lieutenant Herly
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Karrington
...
Graves
Suzanne Lloyd ...
Lucinda
Ward Ramsey ...
Fogarty
Don Collier ...
Duncan
...
Beeker
Claudia Barrett ...
Gilda
Teddy Rooney ...
Jody
Don Haggerty ...
Dick Durton
Robert Burton ...
Eavens
Edit

Storyline

Audie Murphy is again the kid who puts on a badge to catch the bad guy, skillfully played by Barry Sullivan. On the way back to town the two develop a curiously close relationship - Sullivan passes up several chances to get away - but in the end Sullivan "asks for it" and Murphy obliges. Written by Rita Richardson <RRichar790@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He stalked him...fought him...befriended him...but in the end he knew he'd have to kill him ! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 September 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les 7 chemins du couchant  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A month and half before production of Seven Ways from Sundown (1960) began, Audie Murphy separated from his wife. During filming the chemistry with co-star Venetia Stevenson lead to a well-publicized affair that lasted nearly a year. They had established a bond through their shared love of horses. See more »

Goofs

Big Lake is said, in the saloon scene, to be north of Sterling, Texas. In fact, it is southwest of Sterling. See more »

Quotes

Jim Flood: You know, you'd make a fair to middling bad man if you ever gave yourself half a chance.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Rockford Files: Dwarf in a Helium Hat (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well we all have our cross to bear.
25 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Seven Ways from Sundown is directed by Harry Keller and adapted to screenplay by Clair Huffaker from his own novel of the same name. It stars Audie Murphy, Barry Sullivan, Venetia Stevenson, John McIntire and Kenneth Tobey. A UIP production in Eastman Color with music scored by William Lava & Irving Gertz (Joseph Gershenson supervising) and cinematography by Ellis Carter. Plot finds Murphy as Seven Ways from Sundown, a Texas Ranger who tracks and captures notorious outlaw Jim Flood (Sullivan). As the two men make their way back to Texas, a bond begins to form...

It's another Audie Murphy Western that rarely gets a mention when the talk turns to Murphy's best Oaters. On this occasion, though, it's not because it is operating suspiciously at the low end of the "B" Western scale, or that it is boorish in the formula department, this is actually a case of it being under seen by the last couple of generations of Western fans. A shame because it has much to recommend.

Film basically centres around the two (initial) polar opposite characters finding a mutual respect as they traverse the dusty land back to Texas. Along the way they encounter problems; Apache attack, bounty hunters et al, but they play cards, they fight, with both men getting ample opportunities to either escape or wound, but mostly they talk. Wonderful dialogue driven chat from the Huffaker (Rio Conchos/The Commancheros) pen. This isn't in the same league as the psychological smarts laden 3:10 to Yuma chatter between Heflin and Ford, no sir, but it's well scripted and boosted considerably by the chemistry between Murphy and Sullivan.

It's an odd couple physically, especially in the early parts as Seven has Greenhorn traits to overcome, but the guy's odd friendship does become believable. When Seven says late in the day that there's no man he trusts more than Flood, we understand why, because Keller (Day of the Bad Man/Quantez) and Huffaker have done great work in bringing the characters and actors to life. There's extra spice in the beans, too, with knowledge given to us of what Flood has done with his guns and what Seven is irked by in his past, he has a calling but is it a burden?

There's enough action in here to please the undemanding Western fan, with gun play, fist throws and show downs (look out for a nice stunt leap off of a wagon), while there's the odd smattering of heroism such as Audie saving a dog from a bird of prey! A potential romance angle (no not between the men) is very low key and not a hindrance, McIntire and Tobey impact nicely with their respective performances and Nevada's Red Rock Canyon forms a magnificent back drop (bravo Ellis Carter). But this is all about Murphy and Sullivan and the care and consideration afforded them by Messrs Keller and Huffaker. Far from perfect for sure, anyone will find holes in this sort of production, but forgiveness is not hard to come by when it plays out so damn well. Hey! The ending is a real beaut as well. 8/10

Footnote: I viewed the film from British TV, Dave Channel. A lovely print that only makes me lament there's no widespread DVD release for this film. There is a very expensive Region 2 French DVD available from certain outlets, the quality of which I can't vouch for.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The names of his brothers tony-davis-3
I agree with the commenter. Audie Murphy should be in DVD grandmabrat
Homosexual subtext? 35541m
Discuss Seven Ways from Sundown (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?