1973 - 100 minutes - Western
A short time later, Chris is wounded and Arilla is abducted during a bank robbery perpetrated by Shelly Donovan, a farm boy whom Arilla had persuaded Chris to release from jail for a second chance. Accompanied by his only ally Noah Forbes, a tenderfoot Eastern journalist writing a story about him -- Chris sets out after the renegade farm boy. Instead, he find's the raped and mutilated corpse of his wife. After killing two of Shelly's accomplices, Chris tracks. the boy to Magdalena, where MacKay and his men are awaiting another bandit attack. Learning that Shelly has already passed through the town, Chris; once again refuses to aid MacKay in order to pursue his quarry.
Although Chris returns to Magdalena when he learns Shelly has joined the bandits, he is too late: Every man in town has been massacred and all the women ravished. Discovering that MacKay killed Shelly before meeting his own death, Chris vows to avenge all the brutal slayings. With Noah still in tow, he goes to Tucson State Prison and promises official pardons to five convicts (Pepe Carral, Walt Drurumond, Scott Elliott, Skinner and Hayes) on two conditions: 1) they must obey his every command and 2) they.must forget.he was responsible for their sentences and not attempt to take his life.
Quickly establishing a friendly rapport with the widows and children of Magdalena, Chris and his six cohorts devise a plan which will provoke the bandits into launching an attack; they capture the bandit leader's (De Toro) woman. When the inevitable onslaught occurs, the bandits are routed, but of the "magnificent seven" only Chris, Noah and Skinner survive. With peace at last restored, the three heroes each select a bride from among the widows (Chris choosing the beautiful Laurie Gunn) and decide to settle down in Magdalena.
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