SEVEN MEN FROM NOW (Rated: Approved, 78 mins, Warner Bros., Released: August 4, 1956)
John Wayne’s Batjac Productions commissioned the script for SEVEN MEN FROM NOW. The Duke decided not to play the lead role but suggested they take it to Randolph Scott – who was by any measure on the downside of his career arc. But Scott’s work and the chemistry of the team that put the film together indicated there was more work to be done after SEVEN MEN. They went on to make five more films – all westerns, all with Scott in the lead. Kenneth Turan writes beautifully about SEVEN MEN FROM NOW and the films that followed, in his not-to-be-missed book, “Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film”.
Director: Budd Boetticher, Writer: Burt Kennedy (Story & Screenplay) Producers: Andrew V. McLaglen, Robert E. Morrison, Cinematographer: William H. Clothier, Composer: Henry Vars, Editor: Everett Sutherland
CAST: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed, John Larch, Don “Red” Barry
Watched on DVD from Paramount.
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