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''Note: This page covers the film called'' The Magnificent Seven. ''For the ensemble/plot trope, see TheMagnificentSevenSamurai''.

->'''Vin''': I guess right about now you kinda wish you'd given your crops to Calvera, huh?
->'''Hilario''': Yes. And no. Both at the same time. Yes, when I think of what he might do. No, when I remember the feeling in my chest this morning as I saw him running away -- from ''us''. That's a feeling worth dying for. Have you ever... felt something like that?
->'''Vin''': Not for a long, long time. I, uh, I envy you.

An epic 1960 {{Western}} translation of ''Film/SevenSamurai'', directed by John Sturges and featuring an AllStarCast including Creator/YulBrynner, Creator/SteveMcQueen, Eli Wallach, Creator/CharlesBronson, Robert Vaughn, and Creator/JamesCoburn.

Mexican villagers plagued by a band of bandits send a few of their number to the border to buy guns so they can defend themselves. They end up hiring seven gunmen to defend the village instead.

Action-packed and featuring an unforgettable music score by Music/ElmerBernstein, ''The Magnificent Seven'' has [[RatedMForManly has so much testosterone that a girl risks getting pregnant just by watching it]]. Numerous film historians call it one of the last great Westerns.

Followed by several {{sequel}} films and a 1998-2000 TV series on Creator/{{CBS}}.
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!! ''Examples of tropes included'':

* AccidentalAimingSkills: Britt kills a bandit fleeing on horseback with a single rifle shot from a moderate distance. When Chico calls it the best shot he's ever seen, Britt calls it the ''worst'' - he had aimed for the ''horse'', because he wanted to take one of the bandits ''alive'' and question him about the strength of the bandit group.
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Vin and Hilario have the page quote conversation in the middle of a firefight. The scene where Lee wakes from a nightmare and talks about losing his nerve counts, too.
* AdaptationDistillation: Creator/AkiraKurosawa loved the film so much that he gave director John Sturges a samurai sword.
* AdaptationExpansion: Given that the bandits' leader is given zero characterization and five minutes of screen time in ''Film/SevenSamurai'', Calvera received one of these in spades.
* AffablyEvil: Calvera qualifies as either this or FauxAffablyEvil.
* AnyoneCanDie: What did you expect from a western based on a film by Creator/AkiraKurosawa?
* AvengersAssemble: Chris ends up delivering TheCall.
* BeardOfEvil: Calvera
* BavarianFireDrill: Chico
* {{Badass}} / BadassCrew: The seven easily qualify for both.
* BadassBoast: "We deal in lead, friend."
-->'''Chris:''' No enemies?\\
'''Lee:''' ''Alive...''
** The latter is subverted in a later scene with Lee, who bitterly echoes the line before admitting that he's lost count of his enemies.
* BaldOfAwesome: While any role Yul Brynner has played qualifies for this trope, his performance in this film stands out the most.
* {{Bandito}}: Calvera and his gang certainly qualify
* BatmanColdOpen: The film does a Western variation (escorting a dead Indian to a cemetery whilst under fire) of the Batman Cold Open from Kurosawa's original. It both establishes Chris and Vin's creds as [[{{Badass}} awesome gunslingers]] and solidifies their respect for each other.
** It's also their EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* BigBad: Calvera
* BittersweetEnding: The seven killed all of the bandits, but four of the seven also died. One of the survivors [[IChooseToStay gives up on adventure]], while the other two ride off to a future without prospects.
--> The old man was right. Only the farmers won. We lost. We'll always lose.
* BoomerangBigot: Chico really hates farmers.
** The film lifted this directly from ''Film/SevenSamurai'': the seventh samurai tries hard to become a samurai and constantly boasts and showing off -- before he tearfully admits that he came from a family of selfish farmers.
* CallToAgriculture: Chico, in spite of explicitly stating in an earlier scene that he had no intention of settling down, does exactly this at the end.
* CatapultNightmare: Lee scrambles across the room in a panic when he awakens from a nightmare.
* ChangedMyMindKid: This happens a couple of times during the AvengersAssemble section, but the best example of the trope happens when [[spoiler:Harry returns for the FinalBattle]].
* ChekhovsGun: Britt's knife-throwing [[SubvertedTrope subverts this trope]]; [[spoiler:in the final gunfight, he draws the blade, but gets killed before he can throw it]].
* CompositeCharacter: Chico combines those of Katsushiro and Kikuchiyo from the original film.
* DeadpanSnarker: Vin counts, as does O'Reilly:
-->'''Chris''': Morning. I'm a friend of Harry Luck's. He tells me you're broke.
-->'''O'Reilly''': [chopping wood] Nah. I'm doing this because I'm an eccentric millionaire.
* DueToTheDead: Chris's initiative to deliver Old Sam to Boot Hill to be buried against all odds is his EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming The seven defended a poor Mexican village with their lives]]. [[AlasPoorVillain Why?]]
* FiveManBand: Along with TheMagnificentSevenSamurai ensemble below, the Seven also form one of these.
** TheLeader: Chris
** TheLancer: Vin
** TheSmartGuy: Harry
** TheBigGuy: Britt
** TheHeart: Bernardo
** TheSixthRanger: Lee
** TagalongKid: Chico
* ForeignRemake: It was adapted from ''Film/SevenSamurai'', and made with Akira Kurasawa's blessing.
* FriendToAllChildren: Bernardo
* TheGunslinger: The film takes place in the Wild West; of course it has some of these.
* TheGunfighterWannabe: Chico
* IChooseToStay: Chico
* IGaveMyWord
-->'''Harry:''' Well, there comes a time to turn Mother's picture to the wall and get out. The village will be no worse off than it was before we came.
-->'''Chris:''' You forget one thing. We took a contract.
-->'''Vin:''' Not the kind any court would enforce.
-->'''Chris:''' That's just the kind you've got to keep.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
** The film plays it straight in some instances: several characters make shots on the run, shoot guns out of hands, and make otherwise improbable shots. It doesn't do this as badly as other Westerns from the same era, though.
** The film [[AvertedTrope averts]] this, too: Britt -- acknowledged as one of the best gunmen of the group -- takes several seconds to line up a rifle shot from a moderate distance, and he still claims to have missed his intended target (see AccidentalAimingSkills above).
* InstantFanClub: Bernardo gets one of these, though it doesn't do him much good (see StopHelpingMe below).
* KnifeNut: Britt uses a throwing knife in a gunfight -- and ''wins''.
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: This film serves as the co-TropeNamer.
** TheHero: Chris
** TheLancer: Vin
** TheBigGuy: Britt
** TheSmartGuy: Lee
** [[TheObiWan The Mentor]]: Harry
** [[NaiveNewcomer The Young Guy]]: Chico
** [[DeadpanSnarker The Funny Guy]]: Bernardo
* MeaningfulName: Chico means "Kid" in Spanish.
** NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The BigBad's name sounds a whole lot like ''calavera'': "skull"
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Who made up the Magnificent Seven? Six actors who became major stars -- and Brad Dexter. (Horst Buchholz had a huge career in Germany.)
* NaiveNewcomer: Chico
* NoodleIncident: Vin answers the question in EvilCannotComprehendGood above with a story about a man he witnessed jumping buck naked into a patch of cactus. "He said it seemed like a good idea at the time."
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Yul Brynner (Russian) and Horst Buchholz (German) both sport their natural accents; the film tries to {{Handwave}} this by making Brynner's character a Cajun and Buchholz's a Mexican.
* TheNotableNumeral: We'll give you one guess.
* PyrrhicVictory: The film lampshades this with the "only the farmers won" speech, just as the original film did.
* TheQuietOne: Creator/JamesCoburn's character, Britt, has eleven total lines of dialogue; Robert Vaughn's character, Lee, has sixteen total lines.
** Britt's lines also tend to be ''short.'' In his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introductory scene]], he only speaks five words.
* RatedMForManly
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Lee, who had struggled with cowardice throughout the whole movie, dies five seconds after he saves a group of villagers. Harry dies when he saves a cornered Chris from certain death.]]
* SarcasmBlind: While Chris is trying to figure out Calvera's next move, Chico interrupts him and asks what he thinks Calvera's next move will be. In frustration, Chris says to Chico "...why don't you go to Calvera's camp and ask him?" Chico does ''exactly that'', infiltrating Calvera's camp and even speaking directly with Calvera under the cover of the particularly dim fire in the camp. Without being discovered as a spy, Chico slips away from Calvera's camp, returns to the village, and tells everyone the awful truth that [[spoiler:Calvera's men are starving and have nowhere else to turn for food]].
* SayMyName: Bernardo [[{{Invoked}} invokes this]] [[spoiler:as he dies.]] Chris and Britt also both end the scene introducing Britt with it:
--> '''Chris:''' Britt.
--> '''Britt:''' Chris.
* {{Sequel}}: ''Return of the Seven'' (1966), ''Guns of the Magnificent Seven'' (1969), ''The Magnificent Seven Ride'' (1972). Save for Yul Brynner in ''Return'', none of the original cast appear in any of these.
* SettingUpdate: The film transplants a story set in feudal-era Japan based on a story from Bronze-Age Greece into the Wild West.
* TheSiege: The film's last fight follows the bandits' attempt to siege the village.
* SmugSnake: Calvera
* SouthOfTheBorder
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:The Village Elder, who died in Kurosawa's film, survives in this film. Chico, as a {{composite|Character}} of Kikuchiyo (who died) and Katsushiro (who survived), makes for a half-example.]]
* TheStoic: Pretty much every one of the seven -- except Chico -- falls under this trope; the other six have seen so much in their day that it takes a lot to unnerve them.
* TheTeamWannabe: Chico
* TokenRomance: [[spoiler:Chico and Petra]]
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers
* WallSlump: [[spoiler:Lee's]] death falls under this trope.
* TheWestern
* WhatYouAreInTheDark
-->'''Harry:''' Come on, Lee. If they want to get killed, let 'em.
-->'''Chris:''' Go ahead, Lee. You don't owe anything to anybody.
-->'''Lee:''' Except to myself.
* YoungGun: Chico