Return of the Seven

Return of the Seven

Burt Kennedy (1966)

A Certificate


Our Score
The title of this sequel to The Magnificent Seven is more enticing than truthful, for Yul Brynner is the sole returnee from John Sturges's blistering translation of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Of the newcomers, trusty tough guys Warren Oates and Claude Akins alone cut the mustard as Brynner and his band attempt to liberate a Mexican village from the slavery imposed by a megalomaniac father grieving for his dead son. Director Burt Kennedy could always be depended upon to grind out robust westerns, but Larry Cohen's derivative script gives him too little to get his teeth into.


The leader of a gang of bandits enslaves all the men from a Mexican village while maddened with grief over the death of his son. However, one of his hostages is a survivor from the original team of gunfighters, and his wife persuades his two remaining companions to form a new band of heroes and mount a rescue mission. Western sequel, starring Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller and Warren Oates.

Cast & Crew

Chris Yul Brynner
Vin Robert Fuller
Chico Julian Mateos
Colbee Warren Oates
Manuel Jordan Christopher
Frank Claude Akins
Luis Virgilio Teixeira
Lorca Emilio Fernandez
Lopez Rodolfo Acosta
Petra Elisa Montés
Priest Fernando Rey
Director Burt Kennedy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: Edited for some of its violence.Available on: video and DVD