All Genres: Western, Adventure, Drama
Release Year: 1960
Rating: 7.3 (0)
Languages: English, Spanish
Director: John Sturges
- They were seven – And they fought like seven hundred!
- The Magnificent One!
Writing by: Akira Kurosawa – (screenplay "Shichinin no samurai") uncredited &
Shinobu Hashimoto – (screenplay "Shichinin no samurai") uncredited &
Hideo Oguni – (screenplay "Shichinin no samurai") uncredited
William Roberts – (screenplay)
Walter Bernstein – uncredited and
Walter Newman – uncredited
Produced by: Walter Mirisch – executive producer
Lou Morheim – associate producer
John Sturges – producer
Cast: Yul Brynner – Chris Adams
Eli Wallach – Calvera
Steve McQueen – Vin
Charles Bronson – Bernardo OReilly
Robert Vaughn – Lee
Brad Dexter – Harry Luck
James Coburn – Britt
Horst Buchholz – Chico
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos – Hilario (as Jorge Martinez de Hoyas)
Vladimir Sokoloff – Old man
Rosenda Monteros – Petra
Music: Elmer Bernstein
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Plot Outline: An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Plot: 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 7, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of over 100 bandits who will arrive wanting food. An Americanization of the film, Shichinin no samurai (1954)
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
At one point during the credits, you can hear Tiffany say “We belong dead”, and at the very end, after a rockn roll song is played, Chucky says “Thats more like it”, followed by his evil laughter.
Goofs: We know about 17 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: In the opening scene, when Calvera is complaining about religion, he takes the cup to drink in his left hand. As he sits at the table and finishes complaining, the cup is switches to his right hand.
Trivia: There are 22 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Robert Vaughn played the role of Lee in the film. He later came back to star in the TV series "The Magnificent Seven" (1998) playing Judge Oren Travis.
- Elmer Bernstein, whose score for this movie is one of the best-known ever composed, also wrote the score for the parody of this film, ¡Three Amigos! (1986).
- Yul Brynner was married on the set; the celebration used many of the same props as the fiesta scene.