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The Magnificent Seven

Released 1960
Distributor United Artists

John Sturges’ Mexico-set remake of The Seven Samurai was one of the biggest hits of its era and inspired three not-as-good sequels and a tv series. Elmer Bernstein’s indelible music score became best-known as the theme for Marlboro cigarette ads throughout the ’60s.

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About Jesus Treviño

Writer-director Jesus Salvador Treviño has more than a hundred hours of American prime-time television to his credit, including episodes of such shows as NYPD BlueERResurrection BlvdThird WatchCrossing JordanCriminal Minds, BonesThe Unit, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He began his career as an activist documentary filmmaker covering the 1960s Chicano civil rights movement.  But throughout all these efforts, he was hounded by his demanding and persistent Inner Nerd, which triumphed when he began directing episodes of SeaquestStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon FiveSpace Above and Beyond, and the two-hour TNT movie Babylon Five: Third Space.