THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE! (Theater Release USA 1972)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Starsììì

The Magnificent Seven Ride!—gritty like the last film, Guns of the Magnificent Seven—fails to deliver the necessary ingredients that great western movies typically deliver. The original 1960 movie, The Magnificent Seven, stands as the best in the series. This movie is the last in the Magnificent Seven series, and for good reason, because Hollywood needed to move on to good and better western films like the earlier 1968 western revisionist production of Once Upon a Time in the West, a wonderful story that contains everything needed for a good western.

Storyline

A Marshall recruits prisoners to help him rout a group of Mexican bandits.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director George McCowan for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers William A. Calihan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Chris (Lee Van Cleef), Laurie Gunn (Stefanie Powers), Noah Forbes (Michael Callan), Arrila (Mariette Hartley), Mark Skinner (Luke Askew), Pepe Carral (Pedro Armendáriz Jr.), Jim Mackay (Ralph Waite), Madge Buchanan (Melissa Murphy), Walt Drummond (William Lucking), and Andy Hayes (James Sikking).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. A better western film for time and money is the Denzel Washington 2016 remake of the first film in the series, The Magnificent Seven.

Ben Meyers

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