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The Train Robbers -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Burt Kennedy (written by)
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Release Date:
7 February 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The gold or the grave. The young widow could lead them to either. See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A pleasant enough flick--nothing more See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Lane

Ann-Margret ... Mrs. Lowe

Rod Taylor ... Grady

Ben Johnson ... Jesse

Christopher George ... Calhoun
Bobby Vinton ... Ben Young
Jerry Gatlin ... Sam Turner

Ricardo Montalban ... The Pinkerton Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Volkie ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Burt Kennedy 
 
Writing credits
Burt Kennedy (written by)

Produced by
Michael Wayne .... producer
John Wayne .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Santillo 
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Sweeney 
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
 
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (as David Grayson)
George Masters .... hairstyling creator: Ann-Margret
George Masters .... makeup creator: Ann-Margret
 
Production Management
Nate H. Edwards .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred R. Simpson .... assistant director (as Fred Simpson)
Cliff Lyons .... second unit director (uncredited)
Joe Nayfack .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jerry Graham .... property
 
Sound Department
Charlie Albrecht .... boom grip (uncredited)
John Ferguson .... radio man (uncredited)
John Ferguson .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Paul Stewart .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Cliff Lyons .... stunt coordinator
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Louie Elias .... stunts (uncredited)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Sutton .... still photographer
Ray De La Motte .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Joseph R. Garner .... camera mechanic (uncredited)
William Kenney .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Robert McCarthy .... best boy (uncredited)
Edward Morey III .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
James F. Reber .... generator operator (uncredited)
Paul A. Schori Sr. .... generator operator (uncredited)
Bill Tharp .... key grip (uncredited)
James V. Vajana .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luster Bayless .... wardrobe
Neva Rames .... costumer: women (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
George Alden .... driver (uncredited)
James Antúnez .... driver: mobile home (uncredited)
Frank Austin .... driver: mobile home (uncredited)
Edward Baken .... driver: caterer (uncredited)
George Coleman .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Bob Edwards .... driver (uncredited)
Bob Goodrich .... driver: horse truck (uncredited)
Russell McEntyre .... driver (uncredited)
Arne E. Pohjola .... driver (uncredited)
Rex Schroetter .... driver: generator (uncredited)
Pat Walke .... driver: Chapman crane (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor (as Marshall Wolins)
Emma Allen .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Edward Arnold .... location auditor (uncredited)
Jack Casey .... publicist (uncredited)
Lamar Criss .... auditor (uncredited)
Wayne Cutlip .... wrangler (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler (uncredited)
Billy Jones .... ramrod (uncredited)
Gordon G. Jones .... wrangler (uncredited)
Thomas John Kane .... story editor (uncredited)
Bill Kegans .... caterer (uncredited)
Grace Nagata .... secretary to director (uncredited)
Corky Randall .... wrangler (uncredited)
Alpha Steinman .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie .... masseur (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:12 (video rating) (1988) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:PG (Approved No. 23340) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During the shootout at the abandoned railroad crash site, when John Wayne is talking to Ann Margret, tire tracks can be clearly seen in the sand.See more »
Quotes:
Sam Turner:All we want to know is what we rode here for.
Lane:What a gun rides anywhere for - money. The more of it the more chances you take.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Wayne Train (1973) (TV)See more »

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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A pleasant enough flick--nothing more, 18 March 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Late in his career, John Wayne made quite a few very leisurely films where he just kind of walked through the parts. Of course, considering he was pretty old and had been battling with cancer, it certainly isn't much of a surprise. What is a surprise is that he was, on occasion, able to play some of the roles he played--such as in BRANNIGAN and his final film, THE SHOOTIST. THE TRAIN ROBBERS is such a leisurely romp. Sure, they ride their horses a lot (probably too much, if you ask me), but the action scenes were pretty subdued other than a gunfight here and there and a couple punches--sort of a kinder, gentler sort of John Wayne.

This film is about a widow who wants Wayne and his friends to cross into Mexico to rescue some stolen gold and return it for the reward. Along the way, there are a lot of good moments of dialog between those in the party and, not surprisingly, the old professional Ben Johnson came off best in these scenes.

While the overall film offered few big surprises, the ending was pretty exciting and for Wayne fans this is a must-see. For others, it's a pleasant enough Western--you could certainly do a lot worse!

By the way--Two final comments. Bobby Vinton was in the movie but you'd hardly notice. Also, in one scene, a mule knocks one of them into a huge mud puddle. Only seconds later, the same guy is barely wet at all--an interesting continuity problem.

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