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Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)

A Mexican revolutionary hires an American gunslinger to organize the rescue of their leader from a brutal Army prison.

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Paul Wendkos

Writer:

Herman Hoffman
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Complete credited cast:
George Kennedy ... Chris
James Whitmore ... Levi
Monte Markham ... Keno
Reni Santoni ... Max
Bernie Casey ... Cassie
Scott Thomas Scott Thomas ... P.J.
Joe Don Baker ... Slater
Tony Davis Tony Davis ... Emil
Michael Ansara ... Col. Diego
Frank Silvera ... Lobero
Wende Wagner ... Tina
Sancho Gracia ... Miguel
Luis Rivera Luis Rivera ... Lt. Prensa
George Rigaud ... Gabriel (as Jorge Rigaud)
Fernando Rey ... Quintero
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A Mexican revolutionary hires an American gunslinger to organize the rescue of their leader from a brutal Army prison.

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Taglines:

The Magnificent Seven are back - and they don't aim to please.

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 August 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolveri sedmorice veličastvenih See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite playing one of the leads, Joe Don Baker only speaks twenty-one times. See more »

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When Joe Don Baker is shot multiple times in the chest before he dies, there is no blood on his shirt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Col. Diego: Where is the meeting?
Tortured Prisoner: In the church.
Col. Diego: Is Quintero with them?
Tortured Prisoner: Yes.
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Connections

Followed by The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972) See more »

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Why Do I Own The DVD?
21 December 2005 | by ashewSee all my reviews

Okay, so it's not as good as the original, but it's definitely better than the "Return of the Magnificent Seven" and a gazillion times better than "Magnificent Seven Ride!" (which I had to turn off 30 minutes in because it was too painful to watch). The previous reviewer feels "Guns" is long and boring...I agree it is too long, but it's far more interesting than the second and fourth films. I feel "Guns" must be separated and stand on its own. If compared to the original, it is a sub-par sequel, but as a stand-alone Western, it has some really nice moments.

Most of the actors are young and inexperienced, which wouldn't be as noticeable if they hadn't cast James Whitmore...the guy is a brilliant character actor...you can't take your eyes off of him...his scenes with a little Mexican boy who has been burned out of his home and whose father has been imprisoned are wonderful...every scene Whitmore is in is charged with energy and life...I have always been befuddled why he never became the huge star he deserves to be. There is something about Monte Markham I have always liked...he doesn't have the screen presence for films, but I always felt he could have been a huge TV star given the opportunity...unfortunately, after the opening scene, the script gives him little to do. I thought Reni Santoni was fun to watch...he veered into over-acting a few times, but overall I enjoyed his performance...he had a few really nice moments. I enjoyed the relationship between Joe Don Baker and Bernie Casey and felt they had some nice moments, too. For whatever reason, the script leaves less-than-nothing for Scott Thomas to do...he is the most forgettable one of the group. In spite of the atrocious blonde toupee, I was surprised to find that I enjoyed George Kennedy as Chris. Few men could ever come close to having the screen presence of Yul Brynner, but if one takes this movie on its own, Kennedy does a good, solid job.

I fully concede that this is a mediocre film, but I can't help but smile whenever the theme starts to play. For some reason I have fun watching this movie and if you are in the mood for light entertainment, then I really think this one is worth a try.


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