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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 »
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Enjoyable But Minor Wayne Vehicle See more (33 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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: 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:
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable But Minor Wayne Vehicle, 16 February 2010
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

One of the good, though less talked about John Wayne films that sort of slipped between the cracks of True Grit and Rooster Cogburn, The Train Robbers is a bit light-weight most of the time, but a lot of fun, especially the exciting cat-and-mouse game played out in the final thirty minutes.

Writer/director Burt Kennedy wrote some of the best unsung westerns ever. Each of them are loaded with the nuances that almost every modern attempt at the genre seems to lack, things like hard decision making and the hazards of crossing the frontier, stuff that made this and other Kennedy-scripted movies really satisfying.

It's great to see the Duke here, riding alongside such great co-stars as Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, and Christopher George, though Ann-Margaret seems a bit miscast. With her in the movie, you can pretty much guess the final scene way in advance!

From the fifties onward, Wayne made a point to cast young teen idols, singers, and up-and-comers in his pictures, like Tab Hunter, Fabian, Ricky Nelson, Glen Campbell, Jeffrey Hunter, and James Caan. With that in mind, the casting of Bobby Vinton still seems like an odd choice, as he was pretty old-school, even for 1973! He's alright though, in his limited role as Wayne's sidekick's sidekick's sidekick!

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