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The War Wagon (1967)

Unrated | | Western | 27 May 1967 (USA)
The story of a man who was shot, robbed and imprisoned who returns to steal a large gold shipment from the man who wronged him. The gold is transported in an armored stage coach, the War Wagon.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Kate
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Hammond
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Deputy Hoag
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Sheriff Strike
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Shack
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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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Taglines:

The War Wagon Rolls And The Screen Explodes!

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Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

27 May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Gewaltigen  »

Box Office

Gross:

$6,000,000 (USA)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The message Lomax sends with his gun reads: "KEY NOT WORKING RIGHT THIS END - BREAKING CONNECTION. EL Paso" See more »

Goofs

Taw Jackson identifies the ammo offered by Wes as for a: "Gatlin' Gun". Proper names aren't contracted; and, its ammunition was standardized to the issue army .45-70 (.45 US Govt) or .50-70 cartridges in 1873, these were very common with buffalo hunters and army personnel. Their presence would raise no eyebrows. 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

References The Outlaws Is Coming (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad Of The War Wagon
Sung by Ed Ames
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyric by Ned Washington
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Great Western, good chemistry
22 January 2000 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

The chemistry between John Wayne and Kirk Douglas really came through. Howard Keel was very good as an Indian trying to move with the times. Great photography of the scenery around Durango, Mexico. Should be considered a John Wayne classic.


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