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The Train Robbers (1973)

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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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The gold or the grave. The young widow could lead them to either. See more »


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Rod Taylor is billed above the title with John Wayne and Ann-Margret but has a relatively small role. See more »

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In the opening sequence the depot sign indicates that the town is Liberty, Texas. This town actually in southeast Texas near Houston. There are no mountains in the area and the nearest desert is several hundred miles to the west. See more »

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Calhoun: Someone said this gold was already dug.
Lane: Keep digging.
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References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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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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