Up the MacGregors!

Up the MacGregors! (Italian: 7 donne per i MacGregor, a Technicolor film in Techniscope also known as 7 Women for the MacGregors) is a 1967 Italian spaghetti Western directed by Franco Giraldi (here credited as Frank Garfield). It is the immediate sequel of Seven Guns for the MacGregors, still directed by Giraldi.[3] The film has the same cast as its predecessor except for Manuel Zarzo and Robert Woods, who refused the role due to his conflicts with the leading actress Agata Flori,[3] the wife of producer Dario Sabatello.

Up the MacGregors!
Directed byFranco Giraldi
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Fernando Di Leo
  • Enzo Dell'Aquila[1]
Music byEnnio Morricone[1]
CinematographyAlejandro Ulloa[1]
Edited byNino Baragli[1]
  • Jolly Film
  • Produzione D.S.
  • Talia Films[1]
Distributed byU.N.I.D.I.S[1]
Release date
  • 1967 (1967) (Rome)
  • July 1967 (1967-07) (Spain)

Plot summaryEdit

The elder MacGregors wakes up in the middle of the night to take out a chest of gold ingots and coins from the hiding place and bury it outside their house while being secretly watched by a bandit spy.

On the day of the engagement party between Gregor MacGregor and Rosita Carson the bandit Maldonado, with his gang, came and robbed the MacGregors of their gold which the elder MacGregors buried. They left a note, purporting to be from Frank James, in the hole where the chest of gold was buried. So, the MacGregor brothers throw themselves in pursuit of Frank James. When they found Frank who is now a run down old man, they are told that he was framed by Maldonado. So, they set out again but this time to find Maldonado.

Upon finding out that Gregor has gone with the traveling medicine man and his daughter, Dolly, to Maldonado's hide out, Rosita out of jealousy ride out to confront Dolly; ending up being kept as a prisoner of the outlaws together with Gregor who came back to rescue her after he and his brothers managed to regain the stolen gold. The other MacGregor brothers also came back to Maldonado's hide out to rescue Gregor and Rosita. They escaped but are later trapped in an empty cargo train wagon. Soon they are rescued by their parents, the Donovans, a band of Apaches, and other cowboys. During a fight with Gregor Maldonado fell off the engine when the engine crashed into a stationary train cargo wagon and is killed by the run away engine.



Up the MacGregors! was released in Rome in 1967 and in Spain in July 1967.[4]


In a contemporary review, "Byro." of Variety found the film to be "an acceptably entertaining affair" while noting the film was bloodless and non-violent but had good action scenes directed by Franco Geraldi.[5]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "7 donne per i Mac Gregor (1967)" (in Italian). Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Grant 2011, p. 447.
  3. ^ a b Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. p. 546. ISBN 88-04-57277-9.
  4. ^ "Up the MacGregors". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 3, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Variety's Film Reviews 1968-1970. 12. R. R. Bowker. 1983. There are no page numbers in this book. This entry is found under the header "April 24, 1968". ISBN 0-8352-2792-8.


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