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The War Wagon (1967)

 -  Western  -  27 May 1967 (USA)
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Taw Jackson returns from prison having survived being shot, to the ranch and gold that Frank Pierce stole from him. Jackson makes a deal with Lomax, the man who shot him 5 years ago to join... See full summary »

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Levi Walking Bear
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Billy Hyatt (as Robert Walker)
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Wes Fletcher
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Pierce
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Hammond
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Deputy Hoag
Terry Wilson ...
Sheriff Strike
Don Collier ...
Shack
Sheb Wooley ...
Snyder
Ann McCrea ...
Felicia
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Calita (as Emilio Fernandez)
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Storyline

Taw Jackson returns from prison having survived being shot, to the ranch and gold that Frank Pierce stole from him. Jackson makes a deal with Lomax, the man who shot him 5 years ago to join forces against Pierce and steal a large gold shipment. The shipments are transported in the War Wagon, an armored stage coach that is heavily guarded. The two of them become the key players in the caper to separate Pierce from Jackson's gold. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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gold | wagon | ranch | gold shipment | caper | See more »

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The War Wagon Rolls And The Screen Explodes!

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Western

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Gewaltigen  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$6,000,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As Lomax is riding into Chabisco, the music coming from the saloon is an instrumental version of "The Ballad of the War Wagon." See more »

Goofs

Although he is able to speak and understand Spanish throughout the movie, Taw Jackson still needs an interpreter while bargaining with Wild Horse. Given that Wild Horse doesn't want "the white man" in his camp or at his dinner table, it is reasonable that he would refuse to bargain directly with him. Also, it may be that Jackson didn't want Wild Horse to know that he spoke and understood Spanish. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hoag: Sheriff! Taw Jackson's back in town!
Sheriff Strike: You sure?
Hoag: Well, he's ridin' down the street right now, big as life.
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Connections

Referenced in Major League II (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad Of The War Wagon
Sung by Ed Ames
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyric by Ned Washington
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Another "John Wayne" Western. Another Winner!
16 January 2001 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

As far as westerns go I really can't think of many that John Wayne has failed at. The only way to rate a John Wayne movie is to compare it with other John Wayne movies. In do so I would give The War Wagon a firm 5 stars.

In The War Wagon you will find some humor, drama, deceit, love and adventure. You will see John Wayne (Taw Jackson) put together a rag tag group of hold up men that you will think couldn't complete a game of checkers without killing each other. In a period of only 4 days this group plans to pull a robbery of $500,000.00. The target - a modified stagecoach built of iron, 47 feet long counting the horses, called "The War Wagon". A great John Wayne movie suitable for the whole family


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