April 4th, 2012: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Cast and Crew: John Sturges (Director, Producer); Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Robert J. Wilke, Horst Bucholz, Victor French

What It’s About:  To protect their village against bandits, Mexican farmers hire seven gunmen.

Why Watch it Today?: Elmer Bernstein, born 90 years ago today, composed the memorable soundtrack to this remake of Akira Kurosowa’s The Seven Samurai.

Where to Get ItWatch at Amazon, iTunes, Xfinity, Netflix (DVD) or your local libraryThe Magnificent Seven airs on TCM on April 26th at 10:15pm.

Other Choices:  Bernstein’s music is featured in previous Movies of the Day True Grit, Twilight, Robot Monster, The Shootist and Zulu Dawn.

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