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19 October 1966 (USA) See more »
Between the law and the lawless - SEVEN again... MAGNIFICENT again!
Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Acceptable sequel co-produced by US/Spain and filmed in Almeria where was shot lots of Westerns See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Yul Brynner ... Chris

Robert Fuller ... Vin
Julián Mateos ... Chico (as Julian Mateos)

Warren Oates ... Colbee

Claude Akins ... Frank
Elisa Montés ... Petra (as Elisa Montes)

Fernando Rey ... Priest

Emilio Fernández ... Lorca (as Emilio Fernandez)
Virgilio Teixeira ... Luis Delgado (as Virgilio Texeira)
Rodolfo Acosta ... Lopez (as Rudy Acosta)
Jordan Christopher ... Manuel
Gracita Sacromonte ... Flamenco Dancer
Carlos Casaravilla ... First Peon
Ricardo Palacios ... Jailer
Felisa Jiminez ... Female Prisoner (as Felisa Jimenez)
Pedro Bermúdez ... Boy (as Pedro Bermudez)
Francisco Antón ... Matador
Moisés Menéndez ... Second Peon (as Moises Menendez)
Héctor Quiroga ... Third Peon (as Hector Quiroga)
José González Talavera ... Fourth Peon (as Jose Talavera)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Román Ariznavarreta ... Torero (uncredited)

Directed by
Burt Kennedy 
Writing credits
Larry Cohen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Goodstein .... associate producer
Ted Richmond .... producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bert Bates 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Art Direction by
José Algueró  (as Jóse Alguero)
Makeup Department
José María Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jóse Maria Sanchez)
Production Management
Eduardo García Maroto .... production manager (as Eduardo Maroto)
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
Tadeo Villalba .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José López Rodero .... first assistant director (as Jóse Lopez Rodero)
Art Department
Francisco Fernández de Alarcón .... construction foreman (as Francisco F. Alarcon)
Antonio Mateos .... set director
Julián Mateos .... property (as Julian Mateos)
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Wally Milner .... sound
J.B. Smith .... sound
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard Parker .... special effects (as Dick Parker)
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Catching .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alejandro de la Fuente .... gaffer (as Alejandro De La Fuente)
Jose Dotu .... grip (as Jóse Dotu)
Ricardo Navarrete .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe
Music Department
Ted Sebern .... music editor
Other crew
Eduardo García .... Spanish dialogue (as Eduardo Garcia)
Lucie Lichtig .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Return of the Seven" - Spain (original title)
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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:12 (f)

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Emilio Fernández (Lorca) served as an assistant director on The Magnificent Seven (1960).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Set in the old west, well before modern dentistry, Colbee has perfectly white movie star teeth.See more »
Chris:I'm not a religious man, Father, but I'll tell you this: they need you... more now than ever.
Priest:I've failed them.
Chris:You failed yourself. You got knocked down. Get up, Father... at least as far as your knees!
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Acceptable sequel co-produced by US/Spain and filmed in Almeria where was shot lots of Westerns, 11 May 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

This is the second in the original series of four "Magnificent Seven" movies . This sequel to ¨Magnificent seven¨ is well played Yul Brynner as tough gunslinger named Chris who along with Vin , Robert Fuller, and their group set off in rescue some Mexican villagers . One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner . The villagers have been kidnapped by gunfighter bandits . Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the village that formerly helped and being also abducted . His wife named Petra (Elisa Montes replacing Rosanda Monteros) sets out to look for Chris, the leader of The Seven for help . Chris is decided to take a group and strike a blow against the Mexican bandits . Chris also meets Vin (Robert Fuller replacing Steve McQueen) another surviving members of The Seven . They find four other men and they go to help Chico (Julian Mateos substituting Horst Buchhold) , they are a womanizer (Warren Oates) , a revenger (Claude Akins), a highwayman (Virgilio Teixeira) and an orphan named Manuel (Jordan Christopher) . As Chris and his buddies , each of whom comes for a different reason , must free a Mexican village imprisoned by nasty outlaws (Emilio Fernandez , Rodolfo Acosta in similar roles to Calvera's Elli Wallach) who are devastating the small location . All of them get a chance to redeem themselves . Later on , the group develops a plan to secure the villagers defend it against enemy attack.

Chris character was played by Yul Brynner in two occasions and one performed by Lee Van Cleef and George Kennedy . Brynner as a two-fisted pistolero is very good ; in fact , it was Yul Brynner who approached producer Walter Mirisch with the idea of doing a Western adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's classic, The seven Samurais. Yul insisted he would only make this film if Steve McQueen was not involved , McQueen felt the plot was too absurd and for this, and other reasons, was not interested anyway . The story is similar to previous entry , including customary outlaw band formed by an eclectic gang with diverse characters as well as speciality , as dynamite or guns . The film gets action Western , exciting riding, shootouts, it's funny and entertaining , although nothing new but displays a slight style . The movie contains some moment of violence and even touching on the relationships between the villagers and the Magnificent. Being a Spanish/US co-production , there appears several actors usual in Spaghetti-Paella Western such as Julian Mateos , Ricardo Palacios , Elisa Montes , Carlos Casaravilla and Fernando Rey playing his ordinary role as a priest . This is a passable though inferior sequel from the original and enduringly popular ¨The magnificent seven¨( John Sturges,1960) that is equally remake of ¨The seven samurais¨ (Akira Kurosawa) . After that , followed ¨The return of the seven¨(Burt Kennedy,1966), again with Brynner and ¨Guns of the magnificent seven¨ (Paul Wendkos,1969) with George Kennedy and ¨The Magnificent seven ride¨ with Lee Van Cleef by George McCowan and continued with a TV series and a Television movie realized in 1998 . As always, breathtaking and memorable musical score by Elmer Berstein ; Elmer , whose score for this movie is one of the best-known ever composed, also wrote the soundtrack for the parody of this film, 'Three amigos'. Appropriate cinematography by expert cameraman Paul Vogel , filmed on location in Colmenar , Alicante , Nuevo Baztán, Madrid, Samuel Bronston Studios, Madrid, and , of course , Almeria , Spain . Although this film revisits the village from the first movie, it was shot in Spain, not Mexico. Among the many reasons were the difficulties that occurred between the American filmmakers and the Mexican crew and government censors during the shooting of the first film .

The motion picture was professionally directed by Burt Kennedy .He initially was screenwriter , his initial effort, ¨Seven men from now¨ (1956), was a superb western, the first of the esteemed collaboration between director Budd Boetticher and star Randolph Scott. Kennedy wrote most of that series, as well as a number of others for Batjac, although it would be nearly 20 years before Wayne actually appeared in the film of a Kennedy script. In 1960 Kennedy got his first work as a filmmaker on a western, ¨The Canadians¨ (1961), but it was a critical failure . He turned to television where he wrote and directed episodes of "Lawman" (1958), "The Virginian " (1962) and most notably ¨Combat!"(1962) . He returned to films in 1965 with the successful ¨The Rounders¨ , later producing and directing the pilot for the TV series of the same name and subsequently the notorious ¨Support you local sheriff¨ , it results to be one of his best Western . This good Western is a Yul Brynner vehicle , if you like his particular performance ,you'll enjoy this one .

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