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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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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:
The end of American westerns 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)
Rob 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)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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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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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: When Wayne and the group cross the river before returning to town a car can bee seen driving in the background.See more »
Quotes:
Calhoun:Someone said this gold was already dug.
Lane:Keep digging.
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18 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
The end of American westerns, 2 October 2004
Author: Chung Mo from NYC

The film western had already been beaten dead for US audiences by the endless stream of television westerns. The vicious surrealism of the spaghetti western had essentially overwhelmed the clichés of Hollywood. What's a film maker to do? Clint Eastwood successfully made post-westerns by following the cynical, mysterious world-weary character he originated in the Leone films. What did everyone else do? Here's an example.

The film starts with a modest imitation of the masterful opening sequence of Leone's "Once upon a Time in the West" while some characters wait for Wayne to arrive on a train. When Wayne finally appears the film switches back into Hollywood style. The dialog is largely by the book and the characters are about as interesting as any you would find in an average TV western. The photography is very good but it can't make up for the fact that at least 20 minutes of the film are long boring scenes of John Wayne and his pals riding around on horses against spectacular vistas. Sometimes they are being followed by a mysterious group of hooligans who pass the same vistas, same camera shot!

The first 20 minutes of the film has no music but when Mr. Frontiere's orchestra kicks in (during those boring horse riding sequences), we are treated to bombastic western cliché music. Frontiere did some really good soundtracks elsewhere but this pales against much of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western soundtracks.

To the film's credit there are some good sequences and dialog. The scene with a crashed train that's half buried in the desert is neat. And the last scene in the film is funny, almost makes up for the rest of the film. This could have been good but it would have had to be done in the 1950's when the western wasn't so pickled.

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