THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDE AGAIN ON SEVEN

SATURDAY NIGHT AT 9.45PM

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN , one of the greatest films ever produced, screens on Saturday night at 9.45pm on SEVEN.

YUL BRYNNER and STEVE McQUEEN lead a brilliant cast in this 1960 western classic famous not only for its action and sweeping photography but for Elmer Bernstein's Oscar-nominated theme.

The Magnificent Seven are: YUL BRYNNER (Chris Adams), STEVE McQUEEN (Vin), CHARLES BRONSON (Bernardo O'Reilly), ROBERT VAUGHN (Lee), BRAD DEXTER (Harry Luck), JAMES COBURN (Britt) and HORST BUCHOLZ ( Chico ). The villain, Calvera, is played by ELI WALLACH, a veteran of countless spaghetti westerns.

Directed by John Sturgess, the story involves a Mexican village which is at the mercy of an outlaw gang, led by the ruthless Calvera. The gang strip the meek and cowed peasants of their possessions and in desperation the villagers hire seven notorious American gunslingers to free them from the gang.

The professional gunmen train the villagers to defend themselves and their land and then plan a trap for Calvera. But the trap is only partially successful and Calvera escapes and carefully plans his revenge.

The scene is then set for an epic shoot out between The Magnificent Seven and Calvera and his men.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN , remastered and in high definition, screens on Saturday at 9.45pm following Great Comedy Classics .

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Saturday 9.45pm on SEVEN