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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.


Paul Wendkos


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


With six of the original Seven decimated after the life-altering events in The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Return of the Seven (1966), the team's sole survivor, Chris Adams, is recruited to free the incarcerated Mexican revolutionary, Quintero. As the rebels do battle with the ruthless dictator, Diaz, and his pitiless right-hand man, Colonel Diego, legendary Chris enlists the help of a lethal sextet of professional gunfighters to rescue the brave leader of the Revolution. Now, once more, Chris' men are called in to save the day. Can the outnumbered Magnificent Seven pull off a glorious victory? Written by Nick Riganas

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Action | Western


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Despite bearing no resemblance to Yul Brynner, George Kennedy took over the role of Chris Adams, played by Brynner in the first two films. Even Adams' trademark dark clothing is gone. What remains is the steel resolve, and affinity for cigars. See more »


During the beginning of the attack on the prison you can see a string attached to the knife that is thrown at the guard in the tower. See more »


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

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Under-rated, indeed
10 January 2006 | by Bilwick1See all my reviews

Essentially I agree with "palmer 4" on most of his major points. I am a huge fan of Yul Brynner's "Chris," and it took me some adjusting to accept George Kennedy in the same role, but I think Kennedy did a very good job. (And ultimately I just decided they weren't the same character, but that Kennedy was another Chris, perhaps mistakenly identified by the Reni Santoni character as the one Yul Brynner played.) Kennedy had a history of playing big dumb lugs, but in this role he showed he could play a big intelligent lug, and a charismatic leader. "GUNS" is far more entertaining than "RETURN" and superior on every level to the unfortunate, better-they-hadn't-made-it "RIDE." As "palmer" says, the members of the seven in "GUNS" are more interesting and have better chemistry than the members of the seven in the other sequels. (Although I liked the Claude Akins character in "RETURN" and think he would have fit in well with the original seven.) What makes "GUNS" the superior "Seven" sequel, above all else, is the humdinger climax, the attack on the prison-fortress. It was well thought-out and well-planned by the screenwriters and the director, and is almost as exciting as the climactic shoot-out in the original.

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 August 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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