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The Magnificent Seven ()


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An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
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Chris Larabee Adams
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Calvera
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Vin Tanner
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Chico
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Bernardo O'Reilly
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Lee
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Harry Luck
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Britt
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Hilario (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyas)
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Old Man
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Petra
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Sotero
Pepe Hern ...
Tomas
Natividad Vacío ...
Villager (as Natividad Vacio)
Mario Navarro ...
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Danny Bravo ...
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Miguel (as John Alonso)
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Villager
Alex Montoya
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Wallace (as Robert Wilke)
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Henry
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Chamlee
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Robert
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Henry Amargo ...
Villager (uncredited)
José Chávez ...
Rafael - Villager Killed by Calvera (uncredited)
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Villager (uncredited)
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Santos - Calvera Henchman (uncredited)
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Calvera Henchman (uncredited)
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Front Office Clerk (uncredited)
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Flynn (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Sturges

Written by

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William Roberts ... (screenplay)
 
Akira Kurosawa ... (screenplay "Shichinin no samurai") (uncredited)
 
Walter Bernstein ... () (uncredited)
 
Shinobu Hashimoto ... (screenplay "Shichinin no samurai") (uncredited)
 
Walter Newman ... () (uncredited)
 
Hideo Oguni ... (screenplay "Shichinin no samurai") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Walter Mirisch ... executive producer
Lou Morheim ... associate producer
John Sturges ... producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Charles Lang ... director of photography (as Charles Lang Jr.)

Film Editing by

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Ferris Webster

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Edward Fitzgerald

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Rafael Suárez ... (as Rafael Suarez)

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Emile LaVigne ... makeup artist (as Emile Lavigne)
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup artist (as Daniel Striepke)

Production Management

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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

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Jaime Contreras ... assistant director
Robert E. Relyea ... assistant director
Emilio Fernández ... assistant director (uncredited)
Jerome M. Siegel ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Sam Gordon ... property

Sound Department

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Del Harris ... sound effects editor
Rafael Ruiz Esparza ... sound (as Rafael Esparza)
Jack Solomon ... sound

Special Effects by

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Milt Rice ... special effects

Stunts

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Larry Duran ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin ... stunt double: Horst Buchholtz, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunt double: Yul Brynner (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunt double: Steve McQueen (uncredited) / 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) / stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Bert Henrikson ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon ... music engineer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Thom Conroy ... dialogue director
John Franco ... script continuity
'Chema' Hernandez ... head wrangler (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of thirty bandits who will arrive wanting food. Written by John Vogel

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Also Known As
  • Les 7 mercenaires (France)
  • Die glorreichen Sieben (Germany)
  • Los siete magníficos (Spain)
  • Siete hombres y un destino (Uruguay)
  • Sju djärva män (Finland, Swedish title)
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Runtime
  • 128 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Although the film received only mixed reviews, John Sturges got a rave from the one source that really mattered to him. After seeing the picture, Akira Kurosawa was so impressed, he sent the American director a ceremonial sword as a gift. See more »
Goofs After Calvera and his men are driven from the village the first time, there is a sequence in which three of his men start taking potshots at the villagers from the trees. One of these shots strikes Chico's hat and knocks it off his head. He even sticks a finger through the hole after retrieving it, however in a scene just a couple minutes later, Petra (the Mexican girl) is talking with Chico. We can see there is no bullet hole in the front of his hat and at one point, he turns his head 180 degrees in order to look behind him and there is clearly no bullet hole in the back of his hat, either. It has simply disappeared. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Precious Images (1986). See more »
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Crazy Credits And Introducing Horst Buchholz See more »
Quotes [Calvera has just captured the Seven]
Calvera: What I don't understand is why a man like you took the job in the first place, hmm? Why, huh?
Chris: I wonder myself.
Calvera: No, come on, come on, tell me why.
Vin: It's like a fellow I once knew in El Paso. One day, he just took all his clothes off and jumped in a mess of cactus. I asked him that same question, "Why?"
Calvera: And?
Vin: He said, "It seemed to be a good idea at the time."
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