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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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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:
Burt Kennedy's Most Perfect Feature Film. 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:What about the woman?
Lane:What about her?
Calhoun:She part of it?
Lane:She's all of it.
Calhoun:What's that supposed to mean?
Lane:None of your damn business.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Wayne Train (1973) (TV)See more »

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26 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Burt Kennedy's Most Perfect Feature Film., 6 December 2003
Author: Michael Verderosa from Long Island, New York

I was in college when I first saw THE TRAIN ROBBERS. I was already a die hard John Wayne fan. I followed his later career with great interest. Since due to the political climate of the day one was not the most popular individual on a campus declaring the fact that you liked this star's work. I didn't simply declare this fact. I shouted it from the rooftops. I dragged all my friends to see this picture because I felt it both reflected the best of Duke's earlier work and still stayed consistent with the aging hero he was portraying. Burt Kennedy's lean and taut script reminded me of the best of his work on the Randolph Scott and Budd Boetticher westerns of the fifties. The simple yarn of Ann-Margret hiring John Wayne and his crew of Ben Johnson, Rod Taylor,Christopher George, Jerry Gatlin and Bobby Vinton to recover half a million dollars in stolen gold is very simple in it's directness. They are are gunmen who just stay on the right side of the law. If they were japanese they could almost be described as landless sellswords or ronin. They exist simply from job to job. The status quo for Lane John Wayne's character is changed by the presence of the woman. Mrs. Lowe, He finds himself sexually attracted to Mrs. Lane, a woman young enough to be his daughter yet still capable of reminding him of the things he's lost in his life.Ann-Margret's character is curious about Lane who won't or more importantly can't talk about himself. Ben Johnson's character Jesse fills in the the necessary exposition but never tells more than he immediately has to. Burt Kennedy also plays with his audience. In BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID George Roy Hill has his leads chased by faceless men that they eventually are able to identify. In THE TRAIN ROBBERS our crew is chased by nameless men we never get to identify, people who remain throughout the film as a constant unknown quantity. This is a situation I don't recall ever seeing before in an A grade Wayne western. There is a scene toward the end of the film where Mrs. Lowe makes an overture to Lane which he reluctantly rejects. He feels he is too old to have feelings of this nature. The film starts to proceed to what might be considered a predictable conclusion. Burt Kennedy does not oblige. He gives us a surprise ending that totally satisfies on each and every viewing. There are other considerable assets to this project. Dominic Frontiere's score is a rouser. The opening of the film and the first fifteen minutes contain no score at all. All of a sudden we have an expansive score on the par with Alfred Newman's HOW THE WEST WAS WON or Jerome Moross's THE BIG COUNTRY. The only other score Mr. Frontiere ever delivered on a par with this film was Ted Post's HANG'EM HIGH. The other major contributor to this project was William H Clothier superb cinematography. This was the last of his 17 collaborations with the Duke and no movie ever looked cleaner or sharper. I know this film has many detractors. Everyone is entitled to his opinion but I feel this is on the high end of Duke's later work. As for Burt Kennedy I feel he delivered a movie even Howard Hawks would have liked to claim as his own.

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