The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

1960, PG-13, 128 min. Directed by John Sturges. Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Tue., Jan. 7, 2003

The basic outline was adapted from Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai and made into an American Western by one of the great innovators of the genre, John Sturges. The film led the way for other all-star cast outings, and provided the theme music (by Elmer Bernstein) for a zillion Marlboro cigarette commercials before they were evicted from the airwaves.

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The Magnificent Seven, John Sturges, Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn

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