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The Train Robbers (1973)

 -  Western  -  7 February 1973 (USA)
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A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

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A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

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John Wayne's and Ann-Margret's character names, "Lane" and "Mrs. Lowe," are the same as Wayne's and Geraldine Page's characters' names in Hondo (1953). See more »

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As the gang is searching for a sand-covered railroad track in a sand storm they have yet to find anything. Yet behind them, to the right of the picture, as the camera moves to the right slightly, we get a clear view of the camera dolly track, shiny and sand-free. See more »

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Mrs. Lowe: All you do is drift.
Lane: It's what I'm good at.
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Featured in John Wayne: Working with a Western Legend (2005) See more »

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"Let's Go to Mexico"
26 October 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Ann-Margret has hired John Wayne and company to find some stolen gold that her husband along with other outlaws had robbed. It's in Mexico, a four day ride according to her. So off our intrepid group goes to Mexico.

Of course those other outlaws are after it also so therein lies the tale.

Burt Kennedy did so much better for the Duke in The War Wagon than in this one. Pity because the chemistry between the cast is pretty good. If this were back in the days of B westerns, I can easily see Wayne with Ben Johnson and Rod Taylor in a kind of Three Mesquiteer series with a bigger budget.

There are so few action sequences. The chemistry is good, but that's only part of it. In my review of The Comancheros I mentioned that Wayne and Stuart Whitman's chemistry was excellent and it carried the film. But there was a LOT more action in The Comancheros than in The Train Robbers. It's only 90 minutes and that is short for a feature film by 1973.

There is a real explosive climax with the nameless, faceless, villains that have been pursuing the group at the end. And Ricardo Montalban's Pinkerton man at the end really gives an unexpected twist to the proceedings. That was pure Burt Kennedy.

I think most fans of John Wayne will be disappointed in this one.


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