The Magnificent Seven

Synopsis: A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with seven, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of thirty bandits who will arrive wanting food.
Director(s): John Sturges
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min



Sotero! My good friend.

How are ya?

You have a drink?

I can't tell you what a pleasure

it is to see a village like this.


So much restlessness and

change in the outside world.

People no longer content

with their station in life.

Women's fashions? Shameless.


Mire! Religion!

You'd weep if you saw how true

religion is now a thing of the past.

Last month we were in San Juan...

a rich town. Sit down.

Rich town, much blessed by God.

Big church.

Not like here... little church,

priest comes twice a year. Big one!

You think we find gold candlesticks,

poor box filled to overflowing?

You know what we found?

Brass candlesticks, almost

nothing in the poor box.

But we took it anyway.

I know we took it anyway.

I'm trying to show him how little

religion some people now have.

That I could see for myself.

Don't see!

What if you had

to carry my load?

The need to provide food, like a father,

to fill the mouths of his hungry men.

Guns. Ammunition.

You know how much money

that costs?!


The days of good

hunting are over.

Once there was horses, cattle, gold,

fruit from the trees. No more.

Now I must hunt with a price on

my head, rurales at my heels.

I'll be back.


We'll get the rest

when we come back.

I love this village.

I know you have

your problems...

Murderer! Thief!







We have to have another

discussion very soon.

It's always a pleasure to hear the

views of my good friend Sotero.

Maybe when I come back, hm?


Let's go!

Help me bring him in.

If he steals

our harvest again...

we might as well cut our

throats and be done with it!

Leave the valley.

That's what we must do.

Live somewhere else?

Take our homes

with us? Our farms?

We... could hide some food.

From Calvera? He never

steals all our food.

He leaves us

enough to go on with.

That's something.

We could beg him

to leave us more.

No, no. That would make him more angry.

I don't think we should do anything.

We must do something!

Like Rafael? Talk sense.

We break our backs in the fields,

and our bellies stay empty.

We must do something!

We must do something.

But what?

I don't know.

We'll ask the old man.

He'll know.


You must fight. Fight!

With machetes and bare

hands against guns?!

Buy guns.


Go to the border.

Guns are plentiful there.

But what are we

going to use for money?

Sell that.

And anything else

you can collect.

Even if we had the guns...

we know how to plant and grow

We don't know how to kill.

Then learn.

Or die.

Hey! I've been waitin' for you.

Oh, you did a wonderful job.

I'm sorry, but

there'll be no funeral.


The grave's dug, and the defunct is as

ready as the embalmer can make him...

but there'll be no funeral.

Didn't I pay you enough?

It's not a question of money. For $20, I'd

plant anybody with a whoop and a holler.

But the funeral's off.

Well, how d'ya like that?!

I want him buried. You want him buried.

If he could talk, he'd second the motion.

That's as unanimous

as you can get.

You've behaved

like a Christian, but...

Now, look. I'm not

lookin' for any praise.

I'm a traveling salesman...

ladies' corsets.

I'm walking down the street

and a man drops dead.

For two hours people stepped over

him, without lifting a finger.

I'm doing what

any decent man would.

Come on, Henry...

No! This man has to be buried.

Soon. He's not

turning into a nosegay.

I know. I would

if I could, but...

there's an element

in town that objects.

Objects? To what?

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