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Guns of the Magnificent Seven

  • Drama
  • 1969
  • Paul Wendkos
  • 101 mins
  • PG

Summary

Second sequel to the classic western, starring George Kennedy as the leader of seven mercenaries who are recruited in an attempt to free a Mexican rebel leader, imprisoned by the government for helping oppressed peasants.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This second sequel (after Return of the Seven in 1966) to a great original wisely retains the majestic Elmer Bernstein score. This time out, Yul Brynner relinquishes his role of mercenary gunman Chris to character actor George Kennedy, and the Mexican-set locations were actually filmed in Spain. Thankfully, because of director Paul Wendkos's professionalism, it neither looks nor feels like a European western, despite the fact that it was made at the height of the spaghetti western's popularity. A touch of class is provided by Fernando Rey, veteran of many a Luis Buñuel film, as the revolutionary leader in need of rescue by Kennedy's gang. The action sequences are exciting enough, but Kennedy lacks the necessary charisma to make this compulsive viewing.

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Credits

Cast

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ChrisGeorge Kennedy
Levi MorganJames Whitmore
KenoMonte Markham
CassieBernie Casey
SlaterJoe Don Baker
PJScott Thomas
MaxReni Santoni
Colonel DiegoMichael Ansara
TinaWende Wagner
LoberoFrank Silvera
QuinteroFernando Rey

Crew

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DirectorPaul Wendkos

Details

Theatrical distributor
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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