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Plot: Ex-sheriff Ben Stride tracks the seven men who held up a Wells Fargo office and killed his wife. Stride is tormented by the fact that his own failure to keep his job was the cause of his wife's working in the express office and thus he is partly responsible for her death. Stride encounters a… Runtime: 78 min Release Date: 04 Aug 1956
I have a story to tell about this one. I had never heard of Bud Boetticher or "7 Men from Now" when I set out with my mom a cool old lady to Berkeley to see what was going on she's from out of town . We found a schedule for the Pacific Film Archive and it said they were showing 2 westerns by Bud Boetticher and that he would be there. Well, I'm a sucker for meeting directors very few crawl out to bask in the sun, it must be bad for their complexion especially if they directed lots of b movies. They were showing "Bullfighter and the Lady" also excellent and <more>
"7 Men From Now." 7 Men is one of the best westerns I have ever seen, Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott are just terrific and the direction is amazing. I thought the kinetic energy combined with the extreme tension in the fights at the end were excellent. Now, after the show Boetticher and his wife showed up and Boetticher had some illuminating words to say. After that he met some of us in the audience, and I happened to mention how much I liked the scene where Gail Russell is in the wagon and puts out the candle and has a brief but oddly touching dialogue with Randolph Scott, who is lying under the wagon. What Boetticher said was "Yes, that's a much better way to do a sex scene, now isn't it?". When I reflected on this statement later, I realized what seemed casual at first was in fact a profound statement on film expression: Boetticher was telling me that what he was showing WAS sex. Maybe, I think he suggested, throbbing bodies and dim lights aren't sex at all. Maybe what so many people in my generation I'm 25 take as naivete in classic films was....... dare I say it, TASTE AND STYLE???!!! Yes is the answer. And Boetticher's got both of them, hats off to him and everyone else involved in this fine film I hope everyone sees and I hope I get a chance to see again and again .
A western for the ages. Perhaps the best of it's kind. (by rsda)
Seven Men from Now is a must-see for all fans of the western. Beautifully directed and acted, this film is just under 80 minutes and yet manages to do more in that time than the over-long mega-films of today.Randolph Scott who replaced John Wayne due to Wayne's schedule is excellent as the silent man of the West who is out to avenge his wife's murder. Gail Russell in her comeback role is marvelous and touching. Produced by John Wayne, he Wayne insisted that Gail be given the leading lady role even after he himself was forced to desert the leading role. He was determined to help the <more>
troubled Miss Russell restart her career. They had worked so beautifully together in two previous films, ANGEL AND THE BADMAN and WAKE OF THE RED WITCH. U.C.L.A archives has preserved this film in pristine condition and gorgeous Technicolor. We must make an effort to do a write in campaign to Warner Brothers to release it on D.V.D. so it is not once again lost to the world.
"B" western masterpiece with clever villain & rugged hero! (by jjponta)
A "B" western made so well it evolved into a masterpiece. The film is just as noteworthy for what it shows as what it leaves to your imagination. With a clever, complex villain that you gradually learn to care about, to a rugged, silent-type, lantern jawed hero. Randolph Scott plays the damaged hero, a former sheriff whose wife is killed during a robbery he can't prevent. His vendetta is against the seven men involved know his pursuit will be as relentlessly and inevitable as the passage of time. Motivated, complex characters and a simple but gripping plot add up to a truly <more>
John Wayne Wanted this one himself (by bkoganbing)
John Wayne's Batjac productions was the producer of this fine B western and it shows the clout of star power. According to a book I have about those last three B western heroes, Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy, Wayne liked the script and wanted to do it himself, but at the time was tied up with The Searchers. He peddled the script which he owned because Burt Kennedy who wrote it was under contract to Batjac and was doing it under Wayne's auspices to a number of people before getting Randolph Scott. When it premiered Wayne cursed himself that he hadn't done it.If he <more>
had it would have become a classic like The Searchers. Wayne was at the height of his career at that point and Randolph Scott was doing good critically acclaimed, but B programmers that filled the second half of double bills at that time. Hard to see how the Duke would have been better than Randolph Scott. He's a former sheriff out hunting the men who robbed a Wells Fargo express office and killed his wife who was working there. While on the hunt he runs into Walter Reed and Gail Russell who are a homesteader and wife traveling to California. Scott helps them out and rides along with them. Their story and his get enmeshed as the plot unfolds.Gail Russell was a tragic figure who was a good friend of Wayne's. She had a lot of problems both emotional and with substance abuse. Like the Duke was wont to do, he gave her a part in this hoping for a comeback. Though she was good, it was not to be the case.Her husband in the film, Walter Reed, got another chance to work with John Wayne this time in The Horse Soldiers as one of the officers on the raid that Wayne was leading. So did Stuart Whitman who has a bit role as a young army lieutenant. Their chemistry in The Comancheros was legendary.Speaking of The Comancheros, Lee Marvin is memorable here as one of the villains with some highly mixed motives. And he too would get to work with John Wayne in the future.Seven Men from Now is a fine film which but for a previous commitment could have been an A picture and a John Wayne classic. But Randolph Scott could hardly have been topped for the performance he gave.
Outstanding western, Scott and Marvin are great. (by tmwest)
Seven Men is a film much more about three men Scott, Marvin, and Walter Reed and a woman Gail Russel , than about the seven men that have to be killed because in a shootout during a robbery they killed Scott's wife. Greer Walter Reed is apparently a weak man, he is described by Marvin as half a man, and Scott in a dialog with Greer's wife Annie Russell , is doubtful of her love for Greer. Marvin is a man that lives by a Darwinian code, survival of the fittest, but with no morals attached. He is attracted to Annie, but knows that to him she is unreachable. Scott ranks well in <more>
Marvin's code, Marvin respects him because he is fit to survive, but Scott does not do well in his own code. The problem is that when in the past he was not reelected sheriff, he was too proud to take a job as a deputy. His wife had to become the provider by taking a job at Wells Fargo, where she was killed. Scott cannot forgive himself for that. Finding a job was also a problem for Greer, that is why he is going on a wagon to California. Lee Marvin is a great villain and Gail Russel quite a presence. This is a western that catches you off guard, a story that might be conventional, but presented in a unique, personal way.
This is one of my favorite westerns. Since it has been out of circulation until recently, few of the new generation have got to see it. Hopefully now that it has been restored on DVD it will receive its just desserts. If at all possible, see the wide-screen version. Budd Boetticher believed that as many shots as possible should be made outside. His movies have few interior scenes. He shot his best westerns in Lone Pine, California, second only to Utah's Mounument Valley for natural beauty that fulfills anyone's fantasy of how the Old West should appear on the big screen. "Seven <more>
Men From Now" also contains one of my favorite movie shots highlighting the genius of Boetticher. When Ben Stride Randy Scott draws against Bill Masters Lee Marvin the viewer never sees Stride draw. His/Her imagination must be used to visualize just how fast Stride's draw is. It's sort of like the old joke used on the Steve Allen Television Show by Don Knotts. He never moves his hands and asks the viewer, "Wanna see it again?" These were the early days of Lee Marvin's film career when he was still trying to prove himself as a viable actor. In "Seven Men From Now" he succeeds beyond one's wildest expectations. Though he deserved the Oscar for "Cat Ballou" a few years later, he is actually better in "Seven Men From Now" than he was in that award-winning flick. After "Cat Ballou" his acting deteriorated somewhat, though from time to time he turned in an admirable performance especially in the neglected classic "Point Blank." Second only to Lee Marvin, is Randolph Scott who never gave a poor performance. He plays to perfection his role as a revenge seeking, self-pitying Marshall who still believes in fair play and romance. John Wayne was originally slotted for the role, but it is doubtful that even such a great actor as Wayne could have played Ben Stride the way he was meant to be portrayed, the way Randy Scott plays him. The finely honed well-written script is by Burt Kennedy who would go on to make one of the funniest westerns ever, "Support Your Local Sheriff." What a team Boetticher, Kennedy, and Scott made.Though it is good to see the old cowboy star Don "Red" Barry on the big screen once more, his part as Bill Masters' weak-minded sidekick does not fit him. He is sadly miscast. A character actor such as Strother Martin would have fit the role much better.This is one of those films not to be missed whether you're a western fan or not. It can be viewed repeatedly and enjoyed more each time.
The villain and the heroine make the hero a more interesting character (by Nazi_Fighter_David)
Like McCrea, Scott did not become exclusively a Westerner until the mid-forties, but once established he became a Western star of distinction, achieving his best and most interesting roles as his career matured Scott was a great gentleman It was simple for him to do the part because it was indeed the prime quality he brought to his many roles as lawman or lone rider Scott's best work was the group of seven movies he made with director Budd Boetticher in the fifties In these he obtained a new stature as the lone figure on a mission of vengeance or similar private quest, becoming a <more>
tougher, more forceful character, the archetype of the much-parodied image As we all know, a man's actions are what make the man, and over and over again, Scott believed in courage He believed in conspicuous displays of courage And finally he rounded off this splendid climax to a long career by starring with Joel McCrea in "Ride the High Country." Boetticher's style was marvelously simple and economical, sticking closely to the same plots, locations and character types in each of his Westerns and stressing movement and action rather than ideas Budd Boetticher's "Seven Men From Now" is 78 minutes And as concise as this great Western is, it has four really well-developed characters traveling through Apache country; beautiful storytelling; takes full advantage of the location; and there are a lot of narrative incidents Ben Stride Scott represents a man whose wife has been killed and he's going to go out and seek revenge But his style is ramrod straight and not very interesting The killers that Stride is after are all opportunists They are men who had broken the law Boetticher introduces a sympathetic bad man, Bill Masters Lee Marvin who had been put in jail twice by the ex-Sheriff But you get the sense that Masters wouldn't kill a woman That's not what he has in mind... But, surely, he wants the $20,000 in gold from the strongbox Ultimately, he had to test himself up against Ben Stride in the final confrontation: the stronger villain against the stronger hero Lee Marvin stole the show He had all the little tricks, and twitches, and schemes He is magnetic, especially in one key scene on that stormy night, when he gets inside the covered wagon, asking for a cup of hot black coffee Tension mounts when he tells John Greer Walter Reed that his wife is beautiful He wanted to get on Stride's nerves And some tension grew between the three characters Annie Greer Gail Russell was the object of desire She was wonderful foil, essential, torn between two men Obviously her character quite quickly falls for Scott's character Her husbandwho seems weakturns out to be stronger than we thought... Stride let his own life down because he was too proud We hear him says: "A man ought to be able to take care of his woman." This is the line that's submitted to a test by the whole action and script and direction of the movie One last note: Without sacrificing any of the traditional action elements, there was somehow an extra dimension to the Boetticher Westerns; they had a biting, underplayed quality, the kind of films one would have expected had John Huston in his prime suddenly decided to become a director of Westerns
Another expertly crafted Western from Boetticher and Scott. (by Spikeopath)
Seven Men from Now is directed by Budd Boetticher and produced by John Wayne's Batjac Productions. Written by Burt Kennedy it stars Randolph Scott, Gail Russell & Lee Marvin. Music is by Henry Vars & William H. Clothier photographs out of Alabama Hills and Lone Pine, California.Former Sheriff Ben Stride is on the trail of the seven men - who whilst robbing a Wells Fargo office - killed his wife in the process. Mentally tortured by having lost his job that resulted in his wife having to work at Wells Fargo, Stride is totally driven by hurt and anger. But along the way he helps a <more>
married couple who are stuck in the mud, who persuade Stride to ride West with them in case of further problems. They are then joined by a couple of suspect characters who have their own private agenda for tagging along with Stride - all parties seemingly heading for the day when the truth will out.Director Budd Boetticher and leading Western star Randolph Scott made between 1956 and 1960, seven intoxicating and genre bending films. This was the first of their collaborations, and although it can be said they were merely honing their "Adult Western" bent here, all the traits that would make the upcoming The Tall T, Ride Lonesome and Comanche Station so worthy of genre classic status is evident here in this film. Though simple in plot - I mean man on a mission movies are not exactly rare are they? - Seven Men From Now is boosted by a smartly ambiguous turn from Lee Marvin as Bill Masters, while Boetticher's ability to raise his complex and hungry characters above and beyond the standard tale further gives the piece some kudos. Incidents dot themselves throughout the story to keep the film from ever drifting to the mundane, while the location captures are gorgeous, and this is where we should be thankful to cinematographer William H. Clothier for realising that Boetticher needs his vista to be another character in his play.Originally intended as a vehicle for John Wayne, who took producing duties instead when his schedule wouldn't allow him the time to star, Seven Men From Now gave Randolph Scott a chance to show just what a fine actor he was. As the troubled Ben Stride he could so easily have played him as corny and grumpy, but Scott gives him the emotional depth that Burt Kennedy's script demands. Gail Russell Annie Greer is the lady of the piece, she ultimately led a sad real life, but at least here as the woman caught between two men, we get to see that she did have the ability when called upon - even if this didn't relaunch her career in the way that her friend John Wayne had originally hoped for. In fact Gail was to sadly succumb to the alcoholism that blighted her life just five years later, aged just 36. Thankfully this film stands up as a fine way to remember her beauty and for the efforts that she put into the Western genre.Lacking the heavy cloud of doom of Boetticher & Scott's best collaborations, this one, however, boasts richly interesting characters that are telling a cunning moral allegory tale. It be an Oater for those who like intelligence over yee-haw like histrionics. 8/10
Pretty fun Western about a former sheriff Randolph Scott hunting down seven men who murdered his wife. Scott befriends an Eastern couple heading to California, and helps them along the way. This is the stuff of Saturday morning, as Scott is rather generic hero, white hat and all he looks exactly like an action figure one might buy whose package is simply labelled "Cowboy" . The themes of masculinity are so dated that they would likely offend most people today: the Eastern husband is a coward and he's unwittingly helping the real bad guys. His redemption is really hard to <more>
take. The only thing that raises this film above being simply mediocre is Lee Marvin. He's a morally ambiguous character after the money that the titular seven men stole when they killed Scott's wife. Marvin has been put away by Scott a couple of times in the past, and, although on the surface he's not out for revenge, you know that intention doesn't lay buried too deeply. All of the best scenes belong to him, as he dangerously plays with his guns at the dinner table, quietly spitting words like "pow" as so many kids must have done when they were watching movies like this at matinees. As for the filmmaking, it's okay. Some of the fancier camera shots come off as rather gimmicky, like the shot from between the pack horses or the one where the camera seems to be sitting on top of a horse's rear end. 7/10.