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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 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
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During the production, Kirk Douglas was late to the set because he was shooting a commercial endorsement for the Democratic Governor of California, Edmund G. Brown. John Wayne was furious, and was late to work the next day because he was shooting a commercial for the Republican candidate Ronald Reagan. See more »
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 »
Sheriff! Taw Jackson's back in town!
Well, he's ridin' down the street right now, big as life.
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"Taw Jackson" (John Wayne), is a prisoner who enjoys freedom provisional and that will seize the moment to take revenge for "Frank Pierce"; In the past, Frank prepared a trap with which it and get in the prison. The objective of this story was staying with his farm, in which it had discovered a gold mine of gold. When "Taw" is full of plans to "Pierce", decides steal...
It's amazing how well they combine styles as opposing such as John Wayne and Kirk Douglas. Wayne is so sober should not do grace, but makes; and Douglas has an aspect inappropriate and a extravagant costumes in most of the characters that has done, and yet Always ends gaining.
The scenes of the assault are very entertaining and spectacular, and the presentation of the characters is what offers the best dialogs of humor. Best of all the script is without doubt the strange relationship between the two players.
"The War Wagon" is an effective western of the late 1960, whose largest peculiarity is to see together, to two giants of cinema, the ubiquitous, (for the genre of western), John Wayne, and the tenacious Kirk Douglas, in an adventure full of action and multiple surprises, where both players interpreted to two bandits without too much fortune in their "profession." Notable soundtrack of Dimitri Tiomkin, (Rio Bravo, Five Card Stud), good photography, correct interpretations, and a solvent direction Burt Kennedy, makes this western, as one of the best made in recent years 60.
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