Guns of the Magnificent Seven (Wendkos/69)


(John Welles) #1

The only notable film by director Paul Wendkos, this is arguably the best squel to John Sturges The Magnificent Seven. With a Spaghetti Western-like plot, a Mexican revolutionary hires an American gunslinger to organize the rescue of their leader from a brutal army prison, it can be seen to be influanced by the Spaghetti’s of that period. George Kennedy is all right as Chris, but there is a abundance of action to keep the uncritical happy. What do you think of it?


(John Welles) #2

Here is the database link:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Guns_of_the_Magnificent_Seven


(davidf) #3

i’d agree it’s the best of the sequels but they are all similar and turning " The Magnificent Seven " into a t.v series as they did a few years ago was a bit much. ???


(John Welles) #4

I’ve heard about the T. V. series. What was the plotline/point?


(davidf) #5

[quote=“John Welles, post:4, topic:2099”]I’ve heard about the T. V. series. What was the plotline/point?[/quote]don’t know really as i didn’t watch it, but i think it was the same seven every week so none of them were killed off. Michael Biehn was the leader and Ron Perlman was also one of the seven, i’m not sure but i think one of them was also a female.


(Chris_Casey) #6

I take exception to your saying that this film was the only notable film directed by Paul Wendkos!
He also directed the very enjoyable film CANNON FOR CORDOBA which I think is quite a bit superior to GUNS OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Cannon_for_Cordoba

By the way , that Magnificent Seven TV show is/was atrocious. It was more a retooling of YOUNG GUNS for the TV market than it was a variation on the original Sturges movie. Even THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE! is better than the TV series!


(John Welles) #7

[quote=“Chris_Casey, post:6, topic:2099”]I take exception to your saying that this film was the only notable film directed by Paul Wendkos!
He also directed the very enjoyable film CANNON FOR CORDOBA which I think is quite a bit superior to GUNS OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. [/quote]
Sorry, but I’ve never heard of CANNON FOR CORDOBA before. Thanks for the link, it looks quite interesting.