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The Magnificent Seven
Directed by John Sturges
Produced by John Sturges
Written by William Roberts
Uncredited:
Walter Newman
Walter Bernstein
Starring Yul Brynner
Eli Wallach
Steve McQueen
Charles Bronson
Robert Vaughn
James Coburn
Horst Buchholz
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Charles Lang
Editing by Ferris Webster
Studio The Mirisch Company
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) October 23, 1960 (1960-10-23)
Running time 128 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million
Money made $2,250,000 (rentals)

The Magnificent Seven is an American western movie. It was made in 1960. The music composer was Elmer Bernstein. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score in 1960.

The movie stars Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen. The movie is a western style version of Akira Kurosawa's Japanese-language movie Seven Samurai, made in 1954. Other actors are Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholz and Bing Russell.

A Mexican village keeps on getting raided for food and supplies by a bandit (Eli Wallach) and his gang. The seven are a group of gunfighters hired to protect the village. The movie was made on location in Mexico. One of the towns used for the village is Durango.

In 2013, the movie was picked by the Library of Congress to be kept in the National Film Registry because it is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". This means the movie will be protected from damage that happens to older film that was used to make movies.

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