IMDb > The Train Robbers (1973)
The Train Robbers
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Train Robbers (1973) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 16 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
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.

Overview

User Rating:
6.4/10   2,677 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Burt Kennedy (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Train Robbers on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
7 February 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Typical John Wayne movie with an attractive couple as Anne Margret and gorgeous landscapes See more (33 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)
Create a character page for: ?

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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
92 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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)
Filming Locations:

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:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
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."
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Wayne Train (1973) (TV)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Typical John Wayne movie with an attractive couple as Anne Margret and gorgeous landscapes, 21 June 2005
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

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 are been 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 are action western , continuous riding , emotion , tension , adventures , relaxed acting and is 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 . 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 is 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 rightly 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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (33 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Train Robbers (1973)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Should have been great elliotjames2
Pretty smart posse Picasner
Ricardo Montalban spookyrat1
Anyone know where I can get this on region2 dvd ? pervangtoft
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Gunfight at Comanche Creek High Noon Return of the Seven Drums Across the River Son of Zorro
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Western section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.