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7 Men from Now (1956)

Approved | | Action, Western | 4 August 1956 (USA)
A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writer:

Burt Kennedy (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Ben Stride
Gail Russell ... Annie Greer
Lee Marvin ... Bill Masters
Walter Reed ... John Greer
John Larch ... Payte Bodeen
Don 'Red' Barry ... Clete (as Donald Barry)
Fred Graham ... Henchman
John Beradino ... Clint
John Phillips ... Jed
Chuck Roberson ... Mason
Stuart Whitman ... Cavalry Lt. Collins
Pamela Duncan ... Señorita Nellie
Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell ... Fowler
Cliff Lyons ... Henchman
Fred Sherman Fred Sherman ... The Prospector
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Storyline

Ex-sheriff Ben Stride tracks the seven men who held up a Wells Fargo office and killed his wife. Stride is tormented by the fact that his own failure to keep his job was the cause of his wife's working in the express office and thus he is partly responsible for her death. Stride encounters a married couple heading west for California and helps them. Along the way they are joined by two n'er-do-wells, Masters and Clete, who know that Stride is after the express-office robbers. They plan to let Stride lead them to the bandits, then make away with the loot themselves. But they aren't the only ones carrying a secret. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Seven bullets from here his woman would be waiting -- Seven men from now -- her shame would be wiped out!

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Men from Now See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Batjac Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After realizing he would not be able to star in the movie John Wayne considered abandoning it altogether. However, he then learned that Robert Mitchum's representatives were interested in purchasing the story as a vehicle for their star, so he gave the project to Warner Bros. See more »

Goofs

When Lee Marvin remarks that it looks like rain, there are clouds in the sky, but in the next cut to Scott and Russell the sky is clear and azure blue. See more »

Quotes

Cavalry Lt. Collins: We've been dispatched from Fort Crittenden to make a wide sweep south to contact any and all Chirichua in the area. Reports indicate they may be massing along the border.
Ben Stride: Can't be more than 50 of them left in the whole territory.
Cavalry Lt. Collins: Oh, according to our scouts there's well over 100.
Ben Stride: [Laconically] That include the squaws, Lieutenant?
Cavalry Lt. Collins: I take it you don't think the Indians are dangerous.
Ben Stride: They're worse than that. They're hungry. Nothing as deadly as a half-starved Chirichua,
Cavalry Lt. Collins: Well then, we agree.
Ben Stride: [...]
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Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

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Solid Western
1 April 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While heading to Flora Vista, the coach of John Greer (Walter Reed) and his wife Annie Greer (Gail Russell) gets trapped in the mud and the former sheriff Ben Stride (Randolph Scott) helps the couple that invites him to ride together with them. Then they meet the strangers Bill Masters (Lee Marvin) and his partner Clete (Donald Barry) and Bill tells to the couple that Ben is tracking down the seven men that robbed the Well Fargo office in Silver Springs and killed his wife that worked in the office. Annie gets close to Ben, who feels responsible for the death of his beloved wife. During their journey, they have moments of tension with an attack of Indians and the interest of Bill in Annie, and Ben asks Bill and Clete to leave the couple. When they arrive in the boundary of Flora Vista, John discloses a secret to Ben.

"Seven Men From Now" is a solid western, with story and characters very well developed and outstanding performances. Randolph Scott performs a lonely rider thirsty to revenge the death of his wife, and Lee Marvin performs a great villain, as usual. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "7 Homens Sem Destino" ("7 Men Without Destiny")


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