The Magnificent Seven

Continuity mistake: McQueen and Brynner take a hearse up the hill to deliver a coffin to the graveyard. When they go back down the hill, you can see a plume fall off one of the horses' heads, but in the next shot, the plume is back on. (00:16:05)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where (end of film) Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen are riding away McQueen is on the left and Brynner on the right then in the next shot Brynner is on the left and McQueen on the right. (02:02:25)


Continuity mistake: When Horst Buchholz confronts the girl that was spying on him along the stream, her hair (braids) change position. When he first stops her and she begins to struggle and slapping him, he grabs her wrists. At first the shot is from behind her back and both braids are behind her. When the shot changes to face her over his shoulder one braid is on her chest.


Continuity mistake: During the hearse sequence, the duo passes the large red circular sign with the "5" in the center (first time code). They then progress to the General Store (the next-to-last two-story building) and Horst Buchholz waves them off. When Yul turns and says "I don't think so," they're passing the red nickel again (second time code). (00:14:15)

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning when Eli Wallach and his gang pillage a Mexican village, an angry farmer runs at Eli with a machette but gets shot twice. There are no bullet holes or blood on the farmer until later shots where you can see blood stains on his back. (00:05:50)

Continuity mistake: Late in the scene where Horst Buchholz's character confronts the girl that was spying on him along the stream, her hair (braids) change again. As she is responding "I will never tell you" her braid is on her chest. Then the camera changes angle slightly and the braid is over her shoulder on her back.


Continuity mistake: Coburn gets into fighting a guy with a gun. He gets up and puts his coffee cup on the fence, they do their thing. Coburn goes back and the coffee cup is gone.

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Suggested correction: The guy he's facing shoots the coffee cup off the fence. It's a mock duel. Coburn throws his knife at the pole next to his opponent and his opponent shoots the cup.

Continuity mistake: During the knife fight by the train the actors in the train window change positions before and after James Coburn throws his knife.

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Vin: Rojas is makin' room for you in his home.
Old Man: Rojas? His conversation would bore me to death.
Vin: Yeah, well, maybe somebody else, huh?
Old Man: Hey are all farmers. Farmers talk of nothing but fertiliser and women. I've never shared their enthusiasm for fertiliser. As for women, I became indifferent when I was 83. I am staying here.

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Trivia: "The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of the famous 1956 Kurosawa film "The Seven Samurai". It was surprisingly easy to translate the characters from Samurai to cowboys, because the myth of the old west is very similar to the myth of feudal Japan. Some would even argue that the cowboy myth was created from Japanese history.


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