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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.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writer:

Herman Hoffman
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Yul Brynner did not want to return to the role of Chris, so the role was taken by George Kennedy, then at a height of popularity after winning his Academy Award for Cool Hand Luke (1967). See more »

Goofs

Playing cards in the bar scene where the Seven are gambling with one another have numbers. The playing cards of the Old West did not have the number printed on them, only the symbols. 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

Referenced in Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) See more »

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The cowards die many deaths... the brave only one
18 January 2011 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Guns of the Magnificent Seven is directed by Paul Wendkos and written by Herman Hoffman. It stars George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Monte Markham, Reni Santoni & Joe Don Baker. Music is by Elmer Bernstein and Antonio Macasoli is the cinematographer. It's the second sequel to The Magnificent Seven which was based on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Plot finds Kennedy and his assembled group of gunmen hired to rescue a revolutionary from a Mexican dictator.

Routine but very watchable entry in the "Seven" franchise. It's nicely cast with Kennedy, Whitmore, Baker and Bernier Casey effective, and the photography from Macasoli is pleasing and makes the Spanish location feel period Mexico. There's also good value in the writing as regards the characters and their hang-ups, while the climax is high on noise and adrenalin. Clearly not a patch on the original film, and when it all comes down to it this film wasn't wanted or needed. But as it is, it's a decent time filler for those after a bit of standard gunslinging adventure. 6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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