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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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Cursed gold, a vanished train and a thief's widow. He'd do better walking into hell! See more »

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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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In the opening scene of the movie when they show you the town from a distance on a windy day, dust is only blowing from behind the buildings, and not on the roads and open areas, indicating hidden wind machines. See more »

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The Pinkerton Man: Her name is Lilly, with two "L's." Matt Lowe was never married. Better luck next time!
Jesse: Lilly.
Grady: With two "L's."
Jesse: One of 'um must stand for "liar."
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Typical John Wayne movie with an attractive couple as Anne Margret and gorgeous landscapes
21 June 2005 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

The picture talks about a widow (Anne Margret) who contracts as employer to a motley group of cowboys (Jon Wayne, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Christopher George , Vinton and Jerry Gatlin) to help her retrieve a robbed gold of the Well Fargo in order to delete her late husband's bad name who had previously stolen it . The gold is located on a far desert and they'll have to cross various places until achieve their objective and being pursued by some cutthroats and a detective of Pinkerton agency (Ricardo Montalban) .

The highlights of the film are the imposing attack by the bunch of baddies on the train remains where the protagonists are sheltered and , of course , the final confrontation results to be pretty exciting . In the motion picture there is action western , continuous riding , emotion , tension , adventures , relaxed acting and results to be quite entertaining and funny . 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 . The storyline is simple and plain but the final plot line has an astounding surprise that turns out to be the best part of the movie . Good support cast such as Ricardo Montalban , Ben Johnson , Christopher George , Jerry Gatlin , among others . Director Burt Kennedy wanted to cast Jack Elam as Grady ; however John Wayne would not allow this, because he felt Elam had stolen too many scenes from him in Rio Lobo . Excellent musical score by Dominic Frontiere , author of various enjoyable western soundtracks , thus : ''Barquero'', ''Chisum'' and ''Hang high'' . Cinematography by William Clothier , habitual photographer of John Wayne films , is glittering and impressive , as it is well reflected on the numerous outdoors that are stunning location shots . This low-key pic was produced by John Wayne and his son Michael G. Wayne , proprietaries of the Batjac Productions . The movie was professionally directed by Burt Kennedy , author and screenwriter of a few classic Western mostly performed by Randolph Scott and directed by Budd Boetticher . The flick will appeal to John Wayne fans and western moviegoers . Rating: Nice and good . It's worthwhile seeing.


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