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The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)

PG  |   |  Western  |  1 August 1972 (USA)
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Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the ... See full summary »

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Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the last thief, Chris feels obligated to take up his friend's cause and recruits a writer and five prisoners to destroy the desperadoes. Written by David Bassler

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A Brand New Seven -- Doing Their Number! They put their lives on the line and let it ride!

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When Noah is interviewing Chris for a biography, Noah asks about an Indian siege the Chis participated in. Chris lists the others involved and mentions Bat Masterson. It is the only time in the film series that a real life gunfighter is mentioned. Bat Masterson was a gunfighter who was famous for being the Sherriff of Ford County, Kansas based in Dodge City. See more »

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The movie takes place in Mexico, but throughout the movie, Joshua trees are shown in the background as well as the main scene. Joshua trees are indigenous to the Mohave desert areas of Calif, Nevada and Arizona only, there are none in Mexico. See more »

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"Seven has always been my lucky number."
18 December 2010 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

The final chapter of the original series (as there was a short-lived TV series that came out decades later), but despite the recurring Chris character (this time portrayed by the steely Lee Van Cleef) and the Mexican bandits. "The Magnificent Seven Ride!" didn't feel like a magnificent seven film but more a western take on "The Dirty Dozen". Well when it starts it plays on a more personal, if adventurous note (Chris now a town Marshall seeking vengeance on a couple of bank robbers) before settling on the winsome, but safe story mechanics of the previous entries. A village (of women) in need of rescue from Mexican bandits. After chasing one of the bank robbers over the border, he finds himself accidentally getting involved as originally he knocked down the offer from an old friend to help in some shape. "He did my job. I'll do his." A team is hand-picked by Chris… this time it's criminals not bounty hunters. The same shtick, but still rather diverting. Arthur Rowe's story moves by quick enough, never becoming overly preachy but held together by some engaging dialogue passages and solid performances (Michael Callan, Luke Askew, Stefanie Powers, Pedro Armendáriz Jr. and Ralph Waite) that share a good rapport on screen. Also some familiar faces (James Sikking, Ed Lauter and Gary Busey) show up. Director George McCowan takes time to set it up with moments of reflection and humour, but there are well pieced shootouts with violence bursts and red sauce going around. The efficient direction stays grounded, even though it had that made for TV back-lot feel. The music score is recycled but still feels at home with the action. "Ride" won't blow you away, but I found it a slightly better effort over the last two instalments; "Return" and "Guns".


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