Classic tough guy adventure with Charlie holding his own against star Yul Brynner and future stars Steve McQueen and James Coburn. The location was reportedly an interesting one with all the actors attempting to gain attention and steal the spotlight from Brynner. Charlie plays Bernardo O'Reilly, "Mexican on one side, Irish on the other - and me in the middle!"
I think Buchholz was a disaster for "THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN". Apparently, Sturges liked him a lot, and gave him lots of screen time. Why ? hard to tell, when you see the results... O'Reilly could have had a bigger role, but Britt is OK : the less he talks, the more fascinating he is.
"I think Buchholz was a disaster for "THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN". Apparently, Sturges liked him a lot, and gave him lots of screen time. Why ? hard to tell, when you see the results..."
I'm happy to hear that I really don't understand why he had so much screen time.
I also agree with you about Britt and I think it would be great to see him training on knife-throwing.In the "making off" James Coburn said:I had watched "The Seven Samurai" and the guy with the knives was my favorite character and I was so enthusiastic with the fact that I would take that part but when the movie was shot I realized that that the movie didn't focus that much on this character."
Looks like he was a little bit disappointed at the end.
Post by Mean Little Ass-Kicker on Aug 7, 2013 16:33:12 GMT -5
Surprised to see so few responces to this thread, since it's one of the biggest, and to a lot, one of the best movies he ever did. It's not my favorite Bronson western, but it is up there. A great effort and very entertaining, truly a classic, and not just in Bronson's case, but a classic film, period. One of the highest ranked westerns of all time and it's easy to see why. The cast is great with some very interesting characters and strong performances by some legendary actors. Sturges direction is solid. A first-rate western.