The Magnificent Seven Overview:

The Magnificent Seven (1960) was a Western - Adventure Film directed by John Sturges and produced by Walter Mirisch and John Sturges.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionTakashi MatsuyamaNominated
Best Costume DesignKohei EzakiNominated
Best Music - ScoringElmer BernsteinNominated
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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

By Beatrice on Jan 14, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Magnificent Seven Directed by John Sturges Written by William Roberts 1960/USA Mirisch Company/Alpha Productions/Alpha First viewing/Netflix rental Calvera: And? Vin: He said, “It seemed to be a good idea at the time.” This might be the most famous mainstream film I had never seen... Read full article


Review: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

?Nobody throws me my own guns and says ride on.?Nobody? ~ James Coburn as Britt People always resonate with stories of valor, honor, and bravery. It doesn’t matter if it?s a war, a samurai, or a western picture. Thus, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai rather seamlessly became The Magnificen... Read full article


Review: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

?Nobody throws me my own guns and says ride on.?Nobody? ~ James Coburn as Britt People always resonate with stories of valor, honor, and bravery. It doesn’t matter if it?s a war film, a tale of samurai, or a western. Thus, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai rather seamlessly became The Magni... Read full article


Will It Be As Magnificent As Its Predecessors? – Here’s The New Trailer For The Magnificent Seven

By Michael on Apr 22, 2016 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Considering that the original was an adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, one of the things that I’m kind of curious about is how much credit will be given to that movie when it comes to this modern remake of John Sturges’s 1960 movie The Magnificent Seven. Another questio... Read full article


Book Review: The Making of "The Magnificent Seven"

By Rick29 on Jul 6, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In his new book The Making of The Magnificent Seven: Behind the Scenes of the Pivotal Western, author Brian Hannan provides a fascinating look into how the 1959 Western classic reached the silver screen. He also makes a compelling argument that John Sturges' remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai ... Read full article


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Chico: They're afraid. She's afraid of me, you, him. All of us. Farmers! Their families told them we would rape them.
Chris: Well we might. But in my opinion you might have given us the benefit of the doubt. But just as you please...


Chris: He's a good gun, and we aren't heading for a church social.


Calvera: Somehow I don't think you've solved my problem.
Chris: Solving your problems isn't our line.


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When filming began in Mexico, problems arose with the local censors, who demanded changes to the ways that the Mexican villagers would be portrayed. Walter Newman, who had written the screenplay, was asked to travel to the location to make the necessary script revisions, but refused. The changes written in by William Roberts were deemed significant enough to merit him a co-writing credit. Newman refused to share the credit, though, and had his name removed from the film entirely.
The "bandit gang" hired for Calvera adopted Eli Wallach as one of their own. In the mornings before shooting started, but after Wallach was in costume, he and the group would go riding together for an hour. Additionally, members of the gang insisted on doing the final checks for Wallach's horse tack and prop gun before he was allowed to use either.
George Peppard was first considered for the role of Vin.
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