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.
Bandits continuously rob a small remote farming village in Mexico. Wanting to put a stop to it, the village leader and two accomplices travel to a Mexican-American border town to hire a few protectors, for the village.
They first hire a lonely cowboy who really has nothing better to do, played by Yul Brynner, who also hires 5 men that are talented in fighting, (with guns and knives). He finally picks up a younger guy who really looks up to Yul and thinks he can be a great asset to the squad. That makes up "The Magnificent Seven".
The seven help make the village stronger by training the men to use guns, sticks, whatever they can find to use against the bandits, and build traps and small walls around the village, to help stop the bandits from invading.
The men have their first fight against the bandits, the ones who escaped gathered more men to return and defeat the seven men. The final battle scene has each of the seven men left by themselves in different areas, (on roofs, behind a fountain etc.), to try and kill the returning bandits. That battle leaves all but 3 of the seven dead. The movie ends with the younger one staying back with the village and the other two heading off into the sunset.
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.
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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