Welcome to today’s show, The Magnificent Seven (1960), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.
Today’s movie is the western testosterone fest, with a grouping of some of the manliest men of all time, The Magnificent Seven (1960). The plot is very simple. Seven down on the luck American gunfighters go south to protect a Mexican village from bandits. The movie is a western adaptation of the Akira Kurosawa masterpiece Seven Samurai (1954).
On to the actors.
Today we have a lot of veterans.
Yul Brynner played super cool gunfighter, Chris Larabee Adams. Brynner was covered in Episode 68 – The Buccaneer (1958).
Charles Bronson was cast as gunfighter Bernardo O’Reilly, half Mexican/half Irish. Bronson was covered in Episode 17 – Hard … Continue reading
Whit Bissell was born in New York City in 1909. Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in over 300 movies and TV series. Sometimes it seems like he is in every movie. Just there moving steadily along and never standing out. However, his performance was always solid. He may be best known for playing the mad scientist who turned Michael Landon into a monster in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). He was also in I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1967). Whit Bissell specialized in playing authority figures such as doctors, military officers, and other authority figures. One of his standout roles was as a lovesick convict in the harsh film noir movie Brute Force (1947). He was familiar on television in “Bachelor Father” 1957-1960 and “The Time Tunnel” 1966-1967. He was in only in one “Star Trek” episode but it was “The Trouble with Tribbles” 1967.
Whit Bissell served on the Screen … Continue reading