The Magnificent Seven 1960

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The Magnificent Seven ★★★★ 1960

Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic “The Seven Samurai.” Mexican villagers hire gunmen to protect them from the bandits who are destroying their town. Most of the actors were relative unknowns, though not for long. Sequelled by “Return of the Seven” in 1966, “Guns of the Magnificent Seven” in 1969, and “The Magnificent Seven Ride” in 1972. Excellent score. Uncredited writing by Walter Newman and Walter Bernstein. 126m/C VHS, DVD . Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Horst Buchholz, Eli Wallach, Brad Dexter; D: John Sturges; W: William Roberts; C: Charles B(ryant) Lang Jr.; M: Elmer Bernstein.